Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we covered derivatives of transcendental functions and hard limits. We looked at trigonometric functions, exponential, and logarithmic. We discussed L'Hopital's rule and how to apply it to limits. The student picked up on it well."
"Today we covered evaluating limits, both algebraic and graphic. The student did well with the concepts, but struggled the most with algebraic skills; specifically, multiplying by conjugates. The student had a great attitude towards the reviewed material. He used an outline to outline the process of evaluating different types of limits. I did not leave him with any extra practice. The session went very well."
"Today we covered finite (a), infinite (a/0), indefinite (0/0), and undefined (does not exist) limits of algebraic, rational, radical, and transcendental functions both by algebraic and graphic approaches. The student was very reasonable and understood very well the concepts involved with calm. I included strategies that will let her know when to start doing more operations that are needed to achieve an answer, and as well to simplify procedures that will save her time at the time of a test. For example, when calculating a limit, the first thing she should do is plug in the value and see what kind of expression she gets. After, she should determine which of the techniques I showed her would be more efficient. I believe that the client knows the basis for limits very well. She just needs extra information about shortcuts that will allow her manage her time efficiently at the time of a test."
"Today we covered implicit differentiation and the student struggled modestly with problem set-up. Once we set up the problem, he was okay with the rest of the process. He was also a little timid with his work, but once we went over a few examples, he was fine. We went over some ways to expedite the setting up some of the implicit problems, which made is easier to solve the questions. We also went over every question type. He did much better on the last quiz!"
"Today we covered limits and derivatives. We went through the computation of the limits of some common functions (in particular the types of functions that are likely to pop up on his exam). Then we discussed the definition of the derivative and the intuition behind it by using several examples. We also put together a list of the rules of differentiation and some examples to go along with the rules. The student has a good grasp of the mathematics necessary to learn calculus and today he quickly picked up some of the stuff he either had not seen or that was only grazed over in his class. Tomorrow I will bring a calculus textbook and assign some problems for him to work on until his exam."
"Today we covered modeling parametric equations in math. The biggest struggle again was dealing with the syntax and use of math, however there was a significant improvement in the grade for this."