Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During this session, the student and I reviewed functions, graphing functions, and the linear transformation of functions. We started by reviewing all of the example problems in his textbook and finished by working nearly 20 exercise questions. I noticed that he knew all of the concepts really well to begin with. By the time we had reviewed all of the exercises, he was fully aware of the graphs!"
"We covered graphing trig functions again. She is getting much better at it. We looked over a quiz she just took, and we talked in depth about graphing trig functions. I have no concerns from the session; it went very well."
"We conducted a review of a previous quiz for corrections. We focused on trig functions with a triangle solving for measures of sides and angles. We also practiced problems that required using arcane function of calculations to solve for measures of angles. We them conducted practice of concepts utilizing the unit circle, identifying co-terminal, and reference angles."
"Today we continued to work on graphing trig functions and their transformations. The student did very well with this. She would sometimes get a little confused between amplitude and period - but is often able to catch her mistakes. We also started to work on a project that is due next week involving plotting some data that will fit a sinusoidal curve. We also did a quick review of component vector addition for her physics class."
"The student and I got off to a good start and went over some of the past issues he had on his quizzes which covered trigonometry. We reviewed special triangles and the unit circle. He had a good understanding of graphing trigonometric functions but we had to practice finding the period of said functions. Over all, a very good first session."
"Went over inequalities of rational expressions. The student had little trouble working through the problems after a quick review of the subject. Gave him a guideline to successfully solving for the inequalities to help him with his test coming Friday."
"We covered graphing functions with use of x and y intercepts, and asymptotes. The student struggled with understanding these concepts in context of the function, but with practice became more accustomed to them. She is going to finish the rest of her homework as review."
"The student and I met tonight to help her review for her test over 2.1-2.3, which covers linear equations, quadratic equations such as vertices and writing an equation, also end behavior, polynomial division, zeros and rational roots. She is doing pretty well, and we went through the whole packet so that she can study it for tomorrow. I think she will do well on the exam since we went through many varieties that could show up. We also covered 2.4 of her homework that goes over more polynomial info."
"We focused on reviewing the properties of logarithms, including how to solve equations involving logarithms and exponential expressions. We also talked about how to solve these questions efficiently, and how to pick which step to do first."
"This was our first session. We started with chapter two in his assigned book and covered the first section of the chapter. We worked through various examples and problems that were centered on graphing linear and polynomial functions. The student struggled at first with deriving critical points on a graph but showed a strong improvement conceptually and analytically with chapter 2.1. For the future I asked him to bring home any available graded work from school so that we could review it. I did not leave any extra work or practice problems but I did ask two things that I would like to see an improvement on by our next session. One, a self created reference sheet that contains any useful information such as the quadratic formula, vertex formula, theorems and/or identities. Two, to be more organized when working through problems, this includes not assuming or skipping too many "trivial" steps/calculations."
"The goal of this session was to prepare the student for her upcoming exam. Our strategy was to go over the book material and then identify any gaps in her knowledge through working practice problems for each section. The topics covered differentiation and applications of derivatives. Her algebra and basic math skills were solid."
"We covered Chapter 2 sections 1-3 of the student's class book. I saw he had made 18/25 on his first quiz previous to our meeting. The student was struggling with polynomial functions, continuity, end behaviors, and limits. He also had problems with scatter plots. He had plenty of practice with his review for the exam the next day. I had no concern about the student's progress. He seemed very articulate in explaining his needs."