Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student made a lot of progress today, and we started to cover material beyond a review of Algebra fundamentals. Today's topic was rational polynomials. We studied a few examples of rational polynomials in depth, calculating several properties of the polynomials such as asymptotes and intercepts and using those properties to graph the functions. We had a great conversation about how vertical asymptotes differ from horizontal and oblique asymptotes, and how to determine whether a rational polynomial has a horizontal asymptote, an oblique asymptote, or neither. During this conversation he asked some interesting philosophical questions about limits, infinity, and dividing by zero."
"In this session we continued a review of topics to be covered on the student's final exam. This included matrices, probability, limits, derivatives, and the binomial theorem. The student also had a couple of questions from the first portion of her final exam that she was seeking clarification on. Other than those two problems, the student displayed a pretty firm grasp on most of the material, only needing some direction for a couple of problems. In particular, she was a bit hazy on some of the probability material, but with a bit of a guidance was she able to figure out the practice problems. We will continue to work on the problem points in the next session."
"In this session, the student and I went over some questions that she did not understand from her review packet. afterwards, we worked on additional problems from various resources. I would advise her to continue to study the concept behind the derivative as there were a few conceptual questions on her review packet that she was stuck on. She has no problems finding the derivative, however, when the question is asked differently, she stumbles. Other than that, she is ready for her final!"
"The student and I continued to review for her final exam in math. Today we focused mostly on sequences and series. I showed her a few tricks she can use to solve various problems, particularly how to use her calculator to find a definite sum for a series. She seemed to be doing pretty well with most problems we worked on. At the end we did some more practice with 3D vectors, which she also seemed to do well with."
"We reviewed logarithms, exponentials, and graphs. We practiced converting between logarithms and exponentials and the properties of logarithms. We went through how to graph various functions, including logarithms and exponentials and rational functions. We practiced finding the asymptotes for various types of functions, including slant asymptotes for rational functions. The student is doing better with graphing and working with logarithms and exponentials."
"I performed a small algebra diagnostic to determine the student's skill level, which is proficient for calculus. We then went over the unit circle, converting radians to degrees and vice versa, coterminal angles, and linear vs. angular speed. She did well. I assigned homework from lesson 4-2 pertaining to what we covered. She is a very intelligent student."