Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student lost her notes when her computer crashed, so she needed extra help this morning with an assignment over transformations of functions. I was able to replace the lost information for the student and guide her through the assignment; by the end, she was back on track."
"The student and I went over his homework for this past week and helped prepare him for a quiz Tuesday. All of the problems involved logarithms and natural logs, changing forms (expanding and condensing), solving equations, using properties of logs and exponents. The student is still struggling with some of the concepts, but his familiarity improved after we went over two pages of homework. He wrote down all of the steps to the problems, many of which required factoring or the quadratic formula. At the end of the session, we looked over the remaining homework and they are easier than the sheet we worked on. He did a few to make sure, and is sure he can use the same techniques. His tests are going okay. I will work on making sure he understands everything in order to complete his homework."
"We conducted a full test review of composite functions, inverse functions, domain of functions, parent functions, odd and even functions, and how to calculate each. Student struggled with domain of composite functions due to distinct parameters that only applied in certain cases. Student felt this really prepared him for his test."
"The student and I worked through a test review in his textbook. Topics covered included division of polynomials through long and synthetic methods, determining zeroes and factors of polynomials, and graphing."
"The student has a quiz tomorrow over the material we were working on this past week. The quiz will focus on using slope-intercept form, slope formula, point-slope formula, and understanding parallel/perpendicular lines. The student continues to show improvement. He just needs to maintain practicing the questions on his own so he can recall which concept to use on his own."
"This was our first session so we got acquainted with each other and the objectives. She didn't have her materials with her so we couldn't actually work on her assignments but we covered some general ideas that she asked to review."
"This session, we went over the student's review assignment. She once again demonstrated solid conceptual understanding of the material, and completed most of the problems without any help. There were a few word problems, however, that required a bit more effort. Overall, I'm confident she can ace her exam provided she pays extra attention to little details."
"The student and I covered logarithmic functions that will be covered on her pre-Calculus tomorrow. This included changing of logarithmic bases, graphic logarithmic functions and their inverses, and equating two logarithmic functions in terms of one another. We worked through all of her review packet and she feels confident for her exam tomorrow, and she should because it certainly seemed like she knew her material."
"The student and I went over his practice exam. We covered graphing even and odd functions, shifting in x and y, and some composite functions (f+g, f-g, f*g, f/g and fog). We covered 13 out of the 36 pages he has on the practice exam. Next week we will do the other sections."
"She is a great student! We covered Quadratic Equations, X-intercept and Intersection graphical Methods, the quadratic formula, and using the calculator. She was left with doing the review questions for her exam on Wednesday. I don't have any concerns from this session."
"We went through the definition of range and limit of a function. We also discussed how this is related to table creation and plotting purposes."
"During this session we specifically went over inequalities, which was the topic being covered on the quiz she had the following day. We also discussed a time to meet up for upcoming sessions. She prefers to meet on Mondays and Wednesdays, and sometimes she would like to meet twice a week she has a test. We also discussed how we would go over past topics and future topics in order to make sure she is prepared in time for her exam on October 21. I emailed her some solutions to problems her teacher gave her so that she could review them before her quiz. There are no concerns from this session."