Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We discussed the different types of graphs of trig functions and how to plot or sketch them out. We mostly worked on her assignments which stressed asymptotes of common trig functions and their locations. A great deal focused on stressing those common unit circle angles and their corresponding x and y values or ratios."
"This evening we met and worked on math and chemistry. The student received a perfect score on his last math test, which is excellent. This provided an excellent opportunity for both of us to get deep into the weeds on the homework and make sure we're both staying on our toes. We then worked on chemistry and prepared for his test tomorrow. The content of this test is much more qualitative than his last chemistry test, so we prepared by talking through his study guide instead of doing problems by hand. He handled the practice questions well, and I'm confident that he'll do great tomorrow."
"I had a fun tutoring session with the student today focusing on logarithms, a new subject, and complex numbers. Specifically we made great progress in multiplying complex numbers and understanding how to find roots given just one complex root. This involved long division again. We're still ahead of the power curve on topics. I really like to see my students looking ahead at the next material so they understand more in class."
"In today's session we did a short review before the student's math test tomorrow. The material consisted of compositions, polynomial inequalities, and piecewise functions. He has a very good understanding of the material conceptually, but he does have a tendency to make little mistakes that cost him points. We worked on that today and the best advice I can give is to be intentional and conscientious while doing each problem. The attention to detail is really going to be the difference for him and I gave him a few strategies which might help speed up this process. If he can minimize those on his exam tomorrow, I am positive that he will do very well."
"The student and I worked on finding factors of polynomial functions using various methods including factoring, quadratic formula, grouping, rational zero test, synthetic, and long division. She also practiced finding zeros given complex zeros. After some practice, she felt more comfortable solving these problems."
"The student prepared for a chapter exam tonight. We thoroughly reviewed domain and range for a multitude of different functions, graph analysis and even/ odd functions. She had no problem comprehending any of the concepts and started asking questions beyond the scope of the exam review. I was excited her intuition was moving towards more complex ideas but we both agreed focusing on the material for the upcoming exam was most important."