Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over the practice problems in her quiz from the previous week. We went over extrema, asymptotes, domain and range."
"We practiced graphing inequalities and factoring. We also discussed a few problems from the student's most recent test."
"We did a review session to study for her math test. We covered solving and graphing quadratic functions and inequalities."
"Today we worked through both packets which covered cos(x) and sin(x) in great detail. We worked through problems using the unit circle understanding that cos(x) is equal to the x-component and sin(x) is equal to the y-component. We worked on this for both degree and radians being the unit of the angle. We also worked on how to solve for functions involving sin and cos. It was a productive session and we made it through 2 packets. The student seems to have a good grasp on the trig functions and may only need to practice memorizing the unit circle in case he does not have it available during an exam."
"Today we discussed imaginary (i) and complex (a+bi) numbers. We began by discussing the quantity i, then we learned to add, subtract, multiply, and divide complex numbers. We divide using the complex conjugate. Afterward, we discussed the rectangular coordinate plane, the complex plane, and polar coordinates. We then practiced translating between these coordinate planes."
"We reviewed for the student's upcoming quiz on fractional powers, roots, and inverse functions, and we started looking at the last topic that will be covered on the test just before the holidays. We practiced simplifying expressions with different roots and working with fractional and negative powers. We also practiced rationalizing higher order roots like we would square roots. Lastly, we worked through finding the inverse of a function by switching the x- and y-variables and solving for y. We also looked at how to sketch the graph of the inverse from the graph of the original function. The student was more confident working with fraction powers once she saw how our rules for working with both fractions and powers applied. She is also doing well finding the equation for the inverse of a function by switching the variables, and she is doing better sketching the graph of the inverse from a sketch of the original."