# a busy week…then Thanksgiving!

Only one more full week of school before Thanksgiving! Which also means you probably have lots of tests and quizzes coming up. Teachers like to squeeze everything in right before you have time off don’t they?!

My AB Calculus students are actually having their huge test over derivatives TODAY! I’ve wrapped up the derivative chapter by explaining inverse trig, logarithm, and exponential derivatives here…

My BC Calculus students have recently been taking integrals which require u-substitution. I’ve shown a shorter method (fewer steps) than the traditional u-substitution method. It’s always nice to have some shortcuts in Calc

Good luck navigating your way through what I’m sure will be a busy week!

# Welcome back, Calculus Monday

Hello to Monday morning and waking up to some Calculus! Sundays are my longest day and latest night of tutoring so Monday mornings are always a challenge. I’m a tea drinker (I’ve never gotten into the taste of coffee) so that always helps me through my most difficult mornings!

My AB Calculus students are still working their way through what is probably the longest chapter in their book (it’s Chapter 3 for them). It goes from the long way of doing derivatives (limit definition) through the power rule, product rule, quotient rule, chain rule, implicit differentiation, inverse trig function derivatives, exponential and logarithm derivatives and then their TEST! Whew…that’s a lot for one chapter. They very recently learned implicit differentiation so that is our video for today…

My BC Calculus students are wrapping up their beginning integrals chapter. It has taught them how to evaluate integrals in different stages…before learning the “easy” way! I’ve given a run-down of the ways you can take an integral leading up to (and including) the “easy” way in this video…

I hope you all have a great week! Hang in there…hopefully my videos will make your lives a little easier

# Calculus Monday!

Math Tutoring | Blog Style…what does that mean?? Since I’m a math tutor in real life I will create videos for this blog of my most-asked and trickiest questions, and I will teach you how to solve them the same way I would teach one of my own students. I will pick what I think are the most helpful topics each week from what my students in real life are doing in their own classes…and share with you things that I probably said to them a million times during that week! Chances are you will be doing similar things in your own math classes. I’ve found that students from different schools still end up learning the same chapters at roughly the same time!

Everyone who I help has already learned the material in class so that’s how I will approach this blog. I am going to assume that you’ve already been taught the material and that you need some fine-tuning or are having trouble with it. Because of that I won’t always be explaining the basics.

What better way to start off each week than with a little Calculus! My AB students have been learning the chain rule. My BC students are just starting the related rates section.

Let’s start with a short video of some challenging chain rule examples…

And here is one of my most asked related rates questions, the CONE…

I hope that helps! Check back again next Monday for a little more Calculus! Tomorrow I will tackle some common Precalculus questions…