Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we worked on solving complex equations involving fractions, radicals and fractional exponents. He made good progress with the fractions and had little trouble with the radicals, but needed to work more on factoring expressions involving fractional exponents. It is a tricky topic that may take more practice on his own to become confident with it. It is key right now that he continue to practice on his own so that he gains that crucial confidence."
"The student and I worked on the Chapter 3 review over exponential, logistic, and logarithmic functions, Newton's Law of Cooling, doubling, halving, future/present value, annual/continuous compounding, compounding k times per year, and half life."
"The student and I worked on her homework, where we needed to created tables related to a word problem and then also create an algebraic equation that helps to show the relation between the units shown in the table. These problems are to start getting her ready to study for her math final, which is next Tuesday."
"The student and I reviewed for both a proficiency quiz and a chapter test. We worked through a review. He answered most of the questions with little assistance from me except acknowledgement of correct answers. I had to help him with a few minor things but he mostly understood what he was doing. He did great with the new material."
"In this session, we reviewed all of the material the student covered in his class this quarter for a test later this week. We looked over inverse trig functions, solving trigonometric equations, trig identities, laws of sines and cosines, vectors, operations of vectors, and polar coordinates. I noticed the student was much more comfortable with nearly every topic during this session than any previous session."
"Today we talked about where the student was in his understanding of pre-calc. I think we can get him on track. We talked about trigonometric functions and certain identities of them. We started out with simple identities and moved onto harder ones. I showed him a few new tricks and ways to think about math a little differently. I left him with suggestions on practice problems. If he practices them, we can get up to speed."