Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Tuesday morning, the student and I prepared for his quiz on Sections 8.1 and 8.2 for Thursday. We made up some sample problems for ourselves for finding the area between curves and future values. Since we were inventing the problems ourselves, things were a bit more complicated and the numbers weren't as clean, but I think that's great practice for the real world! Things seemed to go well and I am hoping his quiz is successful. He and I talked about how to appropriately show work as his professor would like it."
"Today we continued practicing related rates and implicit differentiation and using differentiation to determine minima/maxima. No concerns to report. The student seems to be making strong progress, and understanding more and more concepts from the homework. He has practice problems from the book for next week."
"The students both have tests tomorrow. Student 1 and I put a special emphasis on related rates and the chain rule in our review, and he seemed to benefit from it. Student 2 and I practiced more unusual equation solving; he seemed to remember most of the processes without issue."
"The student and I spent the session today going over problems from multiple different areas that he had questions on. His understanding of calculus itself has become quite strong, and we will continue to review different algebra concepts. Overall it was a very productive session."
"Today we covered more about the meaning of the derivative and optimization. We looked at optimizing the volume and surface area of an object given certain requirements. The student is doing well with optimization and understanding the meaning of the derivative and how it can help us optimize a system. I did not leave him with any extra practice and have no concerns from this session."
"We went over marginal profit, marginal revenue, and marginal cost problems. He will have a test next week, with problems like the ones we did today and yesterday (projectiles). He will study the ones we did for his homework, and by next week he should be ready to do very well. He figures out the problems easily enough. He just needs to practice being careful with the algebraic manipulations and plugging numbers into his calculator."