Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I covered some exercises related to integrals. At the beginning, we started solving simple integrals problems, but then I taught him how to use u-substitution to solve complex exercises. In order to see progress in him, I had him solve some exercises form the chapter on integrals since I really wanted him to grasp the material we were covering. I also left him with some homework so that he practices and understands the value of u-substitution while integrating."
"We had a number of extra worksheets and packets that the student was allowed to do for extra credit, so we worked through as many as we could. I also went through one long problem that covered all of the main concepts of the derivative in one problem. She was starting to piece everything together by the end of the session and felt really good about the material."
"Today we covered the basics of related rates. We solved problems finding the rate at which the distance between two ships is changing, the length of a man's shadow and a light pole, and the rate of change of the volume and surface area of a sphere based on a changing radius. I haven't seen the student's exam score yet, but he felt good about it so that's good. We will also go over it once he gets it back to resolve any issues he had with the exam. No extra practice because of homework assignments."
"We covered L'Hopital's Rule and also integration by partial fractions. He made a 100 on his last calculus quiz over derivatives! He does not seem to be struggling much, just needs consistency."
"We covered pre-calculus topics such as logarithms and exponential algebra, finding maximum, minimum, and roots of functions using a graphing calculator, and understanding functions behaviors (asymptotes, both vertical and horizontal, holes, roots, etc.) I saw he scored well on his last quiz. I left the student with his homework as practice."
"Today we covered product rule, quotient rule, chain rule, power rule, and the concept of differentiation. I explained that differentiating a formula gives the formula for a slope of the tangent line at a particular point. The student was eager to learn the material. If two functions were multiplied together, then product rule was used. If they were divided, then we use quotient rule. If a function was within another function, we used chain rule, especially if they were different from the parent function. I asked the student to know the sketches of parent functions, values of the unit circle, derivatives of the parent functions, and know all the differentiation rules."