Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, we continued working on the student's Chapter 1 homework in Calculus. We reviewed the product rule and quotient rule and spent the first half of the session working on chain rule derivatives and rewriting radicals and negative exponents. Then, we did cost and profit word problems."
"We covered derivatives of trig functions, equations of tangent lines, and limits of sine functions, using the properties of limits and known limits for sine functions. The student did well with trig functions. He was comparing his answers with my answers."
"We covered early concepts of derivatives. We covered this subject before so she actually has a leg up on the material. If anything, she struggles with solving of some of the complex limit derivatives. But once we went over some like problems, she was fine. The material is coming full circle for her and knows the material very well. Great attitude during our sessions. As always, there are little tricks to use when going through derivatives. We covered some product and chain rules. We went over her whole subject packet. We generally make similar problems up during our sessions, so she has more practice examples. I did not see any scores from this session. Our sessions are always good. No concerns."
"We covered implicit differentiation, rates of change, and elasticity. The student continues to improve his ability to apply the basic rules of differentiation to various types of problems, and tends to perform at his best when following step-by-step algorithms. We will have to spend more time on the chain rule when basic functions are combined with the more transcendental types. Overall, his improvement is marked even after only two sessions."
"We covered inverse function derivatives. I think the student is starting to really make some improvement. He is not having a hard time anymore taking derivatives, which is making the new concepts easier to grasp. Practice, practice, practice."
"We covered inverse trig functions today, including domain and range of arcsin, arccos, and arctan. The student gets familiar with the figures of the arc functions and is able to find the value of composition trig functions with corresponding right triangles."