Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We focused on using the power rule, constant multiple rule, and sum and difference rules for taking derivatives. We also went through how to determine if a function is differentiable. We practiced determining if a piecewise function is continuous as well as differentiable. We went through how to write an absolute value function as a piecewise function to determine if it is continuous and differentiable. She is doing well using the new derivative rules, and she is doing better determining if a function is differentiable. She also said that she felt confident about her most recent test on limits, though the grades won't be posted until after the weekend. I gave her some extra practice for derivatives including some problems that will use some of the techniques they should be covering this coming week. We also looked at how some of the harder questions I gave her last week will be easier to solve using the new derivative rules."
"We practiced derivatives involving the power, chain, product, and quotient rules as preparation for a test. We also reviewed L'Hopital's rule and circular derivatives of cosine and sine. The student has become more confident and quick about recognizing how to approach a derivative and ways to simplify it! She consistently forgets the denominator in the quotient rule, so I reminded her to be sure to make a mental note to check herself when using it. Overall she has improved at derivatives! Great work!"
"We prepared for the upcoming quiz. Solved integrals with functions as boundaries. I would always suggest to study some more than minimally required for a test, so having a book and solving additional problems from that book is advisable."
"We reviewed a variety of concepts for the student's first exam including, but not limited to, evaluating limits, evaluating limits at infinity, the chain rule, the product rule and finding the domain and range of functions."
"We reviewed all of the student's previous chapters to prepare him for tomorrow's test. The first section included finding the equation of a straight line. The next section involved finding f(g(x)) and g(f(x)). The last section included finding the limits of equations that are not continuous. To continue to prepare for the test I suggested that he did practice problems that had f(g(x)) g(f(x)) and one-sided limits."
"We reviewed his lesson packet on derivatives and worked through the examples on the packet. We then reviewed his homework assignment and worked out most of the problems in his worksheet. He seemed to have grasped the content but needs to continue doing more practice on his own."