Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on direct variation, quadratics, indirect variation and transformations today. The student is able to determine if a function is direct or indirect variation, and is able to find the constant of variation and use it to create an equation. He "got" quadratics quickly and transformations came easily to him. He took 3 quizzes (100's) and took the major part (1) of the unit test on functions and relations and got 100 on it also. We will begin rational and irrational numbers next session."
"For today's session, we worked through a unit study guide that the student had from class. With his unit test approaching, we wanted to cover as many topics that he was unsure of as possible. We worked through multiple problems involving exponential growth and decay, as well as applications in simple and compound interest. These led us to discuss how to graph exponential functions and their inverse, logarithmic functions. We analyzed the domains and ranges, speaking in a more practical sense of how they can be determined just by looking at the graph, as well as the end behaviors and asymptotes. We also examined some problems involving recursive formulas for geometric series and practiced writing them both recursively and explicitly."
"We started going through a review sheet given to the student by his professor. The student struggled the most with coming up with graphs of new functions using transformations. These are issues that we can work out over the course of the semester, and I don't see anything in the way of him succeeding in this class. Other than that, I have no specific concerns from this session."
"The student received a 93% on her module 8 quiz! She only missed one question, which was about causation vs. correlation. It was a challenging question. We worked on section 9.2 (solving systems of equations using substitution) and 9.3 (solving systems of equations using addition and subtraction). She completed the independent practice and extra credit for each section. She is doing great with this module. These problems take a lot of work, so she tends to rush and make little mistakes. We talked about how taking your time ends up being more efficient in the long run."
"Today we discussed parabolic equations and graphs. The student had difficulty initiating the problems and with word problems. She was positive towards understanding, and with a little encouragement, was able to complete her homework. She should practice when to apply horizontal vs vertical symmetry equations to a parabola, and understand the graphs. Great job!"
"Student A has started on transformation of functions and graphs. His classwork is using the absolute value function as an example. Student B was able to complete her exam but we will still need to practice operations on fractions."