Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student began working on a review over the past semester, starting with reviewing the law of sine and cuisine, the ambiguous case of the law of sine, and partial fraction decomposition."
"Today we covered characteristics of polynomial functions and their graphs. This included how the degree and leading coefficient effect the end behaviors of the graph. We also covered long division and the factor theorem. The student seemed to better understand the factor theorem after I explained it and used an example. We also touched on how to find the domain of rational functions. The student understands the material, and continuing to practice it will help reinforce the concepts and make it easier to do problems when the test comes around."
"During this session, we covered problems involving combinations of derivative rules, such as the chain and product rules. We also covered the chain rule on trig functions, how to derive inverse trig functions, and multiple levels of chain rule, such as f(g(h(x))). He did well with the material today!"
"We covered sequences and series, including writing series in sigma notation, finding sums, and also writing all the terms in the series. The student was eager to learn the material. The number below the sigma sign was the first term in the series, which was written to the right of the sigma symbol. The number above the sigma sign was the last term in the series. Overall, the student understood everything we covered today during the session."
"Today we covered general information about limits. We went over the definition and different kinds of problems that can be expected to show up. The student just started seeing this in class, so we went a little ahead so she could know what to expect and how to handle limits. She did well on her polar equations quiz but she still has some doubts that we will go over when she gets her test back. There was definitely an improvement on her quiz grades, so that's great."
"During this session, we focused on finding limits at infinity. We talked about how limits at infinity are equivalent to finding the long-run behavior of a function, and worked on how to use different limit theorems to find limits of rational functions and polynomials. Towards the end of the session, we also reviewed the steps for graphing rational functions using information like asymptotes and limits."