Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed for her test today, practicing polynomial division, synthetic division, rational equations, and the remainder and factor theorems. She is showing a strong grasp of all of this unit's concepts, and I think she will do well on her test."
"The student had a recent quiz. She was able to record the questions she got wrong and we reviewed. Her teacher is allowing her to do a make-up quiz. She has a good understanding of the concepts and makes minor mistakes. We were also able to review her homework assignments. She feels much better about the new material."
"We went over how to solve basic and quadratic trigonometric equations on finite intervals. I also explained the difference between the arcsine and the inverse sine. We did not make it through his whole homework assignment or the online quiz, but I made sure that he understood how to approach every type of problem so that he would be able to finish the work on his own."
"We focused mostly on transformations of functions like shifting up, down, right, and left; compressing and stretching horizontally and vertically; and reflecting across the x- and y-axes. We also reviewed the absolute value function, multi-part functions, composite functions, and graphing."
"Graphing calculator project. Helped her understand how to restrict domains of various functions to write a code to print out Mickey Mouse. Also reviewed how different equations of sinusoidal and elliptical functions can create a recognizable image. She did a great job!!"
"The student and I went over a test he got back on everything he has learned in trigonometry thus far. Overall, he did reasonably well on the test, making just a couple errors. We went over the questions that he got incorrect. He was good at spotting his own mistakes and was able to work out the correct answers."
"The student and I worked ahead in his math class because he doesn't have school this week. We talked about anti-derivatives and how to find them based on working backwards. The student picked up the material quickly and he seems to be in a good position in his class."
"Introduced the student to the sets, elements, domain, and range of a set. The student became familiar with the symbolics used when working with sets. Also, gave an insightful explanation and understanding of a function to the student. At the end of the session, I provided examples for the student to solve to demonstrate her learning abilities."
"We did some trig proofs today. The student was initially having a hard time following all the steps we took. We used the cos^2x+sin^2x=1 identity and other trick algebra for these proofs. By the end of the session he was feeling a little more comfortable but I gave him one more question for homework to show me on Tuesday."
"The student felt like she did well on her last test, but she hasn't gotten her test back yet. We studied for her final exam, which is mainly trigonometric graphing and identities through solving review sheet problems."
"The student and I reviewed recent problems on which she has struggled with. We discussed a range of problems including graphs of parabolas; since, cosine, and tangent of double angles; solving trigonometric equations, and the unit circle. We made copious notes, which she kept. Since she has a test this Friday, I advised her to ask her teacher about the test's topics so that she and I may cover them this Wednesday."
"Generated example problems to demonstrate how to solve vector problems. Related math conventions of vector notation and problems to more familiar physics examples. Focused on finding vector components and how vector components interact with each other."