Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered: finding the area under two curves, linearization of a function, finding the average value of a function, and how to determine maximum and minimum values using the first and second derivative tests."
"We worked on implicit differentiation, logarithmic differentiation, and using the product rule. The student was engaged and had improved on the concepts we worked on last time. She needs a little more work identifying when to use the product rule, but throughout the session she improved on identifying those situations. She felt well about her last test and seems to be grasping the material fairly well."
"I covered rates of changes (displacement, velocity, and acceleration). The student was very positive towards the content. She has a Calculus text from school with list of prescribed exercises that she can use to practice the material."
"Students reviewed how to look at a graph and determine whether it is differentiable. They also reviewed how to find limits of a function at extremes and at certain points. They then worked on finding the equation of a line tangent to a function at a specific point."
"Today we went over the product rule. There were some difficult problems that incorporated product rule with the addition of a P(x) or Q(x) function and graphs. I simplified the way the problems are presented by manipulating the equations. The student commented on the ease of the problems after this was done. We went over his worksheet and left a couple to go over later through email. He said he got an A. He was focused and ready to improve today. Within product rule, there are some little algebra concepts that he has identified as his weakness. I am developing some extra practice to send him so he can overcome that. With our extra time, I introduced him to the quotient rule. Good job!"
"We went over the limit definition of the derivative today and covered a little on what the derivative actually means intuitively. The session went well, and we were able to cover a few tricks to taking the derivative of a function. Further, I feel like the student has a much better understanding of the material now."