Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, we mainly worked on the review problems for the test which is tomorrow. We worked on law of sines, law of cosines, and area of triangle using sin formula."
"We reviewed for her first test. We started by discussing x and y intercepts and how to solve for them. The first question we walked through required finding the equation of a line given two other lines and using the x and y intercepts from those two lines. We also talked about how to tell if two lines are perpendicular (when the slopes of the two lines are multiplied together the product is equal to -1). We also looked at simplifying radicals and fractions. We also discussed function notation and solving functions such as given f(x) and g(x), solve f(2)=g(w) for w."
"We continued our discussion on conics. This session, we focused on hyperbolas and parabolas. First, we derived the general form of each. For hyperbolas, we found the center and vertices and then graphed the conic. For parabolas, we found the vertices, focus, and directrix and then graphed the conic. The student said that she found the review session to be very helpful. She understands and feels comfortable with the material. Moreover, her class hasn't covered parabolas yet so she is now ahead of her class. Overall, it was a very productive session."
"The student and I prepared for his exam tomorrow on chapter 3. We discussed logarithms, exponents, continuous and discontinuous functions, but mostly explored the rules and limits of working with exponents and logarithms. He seems to be very prepared for the exam. I'm looking forward to seeing him do great."
"During this session, I worked with Student A on developing her foundation working with fractions and percentages. She was very receptive and much better at figuring basic multiplication facts. I was very proud of her during this session. Student K and I worked on her pre-calculus challenge problems, which she gets before each exam. She worked very hard during this session and I was happy that she was able to tackle most of the problems on her own."
"The student completed her homework sets and we reviewed concepts for her upcoming quiz. She seemed to have a little issue with flipping the signs for factoring (e.g. doing [x+2][x-7] instead of [x-2][x+7]). I recommended that she work to confirm each of these expressions by doing some quick distributing of the middle term. She had a good handle of the process in solving problems with varying denominators, and she should just review the general concepts of horizontal/vertical asymptotes as well as acid concentrations before her quiz. I also linked her to a great online resource for additional practice problems, resources, and explanations for pre-calculus and other math."