Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we covered critical points and the first derivative test. The student was very willing to learn and interested in the material. Left her with some unit circle practice because that was the concept she was struggling with. She understood the calculus pretty well. I included strategies to help determine values for different trig functions."
"Today, the student and I reviewed for the test over integration which he will have tomorrow. We practiced all of the various skills that he has seen in the past few weeks, and he proved adept with all of them except the inverse-trig integrals, which he wrote down to study further on his own after the session."
"Because she did not have class last week, we took this opportunity to continue going over review problems from the previous homework set. We discussed graphing, function, rational exponents, and the sum and difference of 2 cubes."
"We mostly covered derivatives and how to graph derivatives of certain functions. The student seemed to struggle with conceptualizing how the derivative graph should look compared to the original but later he seemed to understand a lot better. Like always, he was eager to learn and understand the material and was a pleasure to work with."
"We reviewed continuity of piece-wise functions as well as evaluated the limits at step points. The student definitely had a strong understand of the procedure to determine continuity by the end of the session."
"We continued to cover rules for derivatives. The student certainly practiced his rules and was very capable of solving the problems. We continued to practice solving problems, and will be working on more strategies in preparation for his quiz next Wednesday. He is very positive about solving these problems."
"The student had a review sheet she wanted to go over with, working with new implicit differentiation and the chain rule. We went over several selected problems both from her final and review to make sure she had the concepts solidified."
"We discussed limits involving trig functions and also the indeterminate for "0/0" today. Then we discussed finding equations of tangent lines at given points. Finally, we discussed vertical and horizontal asymptotes to graphs."
"The student has a test tomorrow and her teacher assigned about 20 problems for homework to review what was going to be on the test. We completed those problems. She did not have any problem with them. She is prepared for her test tomorrow."
"The student did an awesome job yesterday. I can already see progress even from our first session. He is very well organized and is working hard. The product rule came easily to him but we need to keep polishing our exponent (especially fraction) multiplication skills. We also reviewed some y=mx+b from Algebra which is still a necessary skill in Calculus and for the rest of his engineering career. I think we're on the right course. I believe he will be much better prepared for his next exam."
"This was our first session. I think it went really well. The student had specific topics that were covered that she was confused about, so we went over them one at a time. I would explain the concept, then we would work through a few examples until she got it, and then she would do one on her own. I felt like the material was really making sense to her, and she was able to clear up the confusion she had. After that, we went ahead and worked through some future homework problems and previewed the necessary concepts. She is now ahead of the class schedule."
"Today we covered end behaviors of functions, including horizontal asymptotes. In some cases we used L' Hopital's rule. We factored functions and used this method to find both vertical asymptotes and holes. More specifically, we set the denominator to zero. If a factor could be cancelled out, it formed a hole. If it could not in the denominator, then it was used to find a vertical asymptote. We found derivatives using product rule and quotient rule. Student was keen on learning the material and understood most of the concepts."