Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Tonight, the student and I practiced implicit differentiation, working through a lengthy assignment. He was worried at first, but he caught onto the concept quickly. We then started looking at some physics work over friction and Newton's laws of motion."
"The student had a test the next day on Integration and had a bunch of review questions to study. We made it through about two pages worth of review problems with her trying each problem on her own and me checking her answers."
"The student notified me that she wanted to do a double session in preparation for her test. We completed the study guide earlier than we'd expected so we went over the first half a second time. Along the way I reminded her of the rules for logarithms and we tried to become more comfortable with the logic behind typical true/false questions. Then we moved on to some homework involving use of the derivative to minimize or maximize a function described by a word problem."
"The student and I had a great session. We talked all about implicit differentiation. He worked very hard, and we made a lot of great progress! We worked through several examples, and he says that he feels a lot better about the material when we were done!"
"Today we went over the Mean Value Theorem and how to find absolute extrema. She didn't seem to be having any trouble with either of the two topics we covered today."
"We began using the limit definition of a derivative to start generalizing a formula for taking the derivative of a few specific type of functions such as a constant raised to the power of x. We practiced using the various rules for taking derivatives of functions such as taking the derivative of a constant function, taking the derivative of a function multiplied by a constant, and taking the derivative of a function that is the sum or difference of two functions. We also talked about what certain calculus terms mean, such as differentiable, tangent line, and derivative. I also identified specific sections in a supplemental textbook that have more examples and problems that the student can work through in parallel with her class text for more practice. We also went through strategies for approaching a math problem and how to begin solving. Once we translate what a problem is asking for, the student does well applying calculus concepts to solve it."