Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student was preparing for a quiz on functions and how to work with them. One of these principal questions was how to distinguish functions from non-functions, so we worked on several of his problems that helped with that. The fundamental principle was straightforward, and he seemed to grasp it cleanly with a little practice. We also worked on what evaluating a function at a particular input means, and how to read domain and range from a word question. By the end of the session, the student seemed to have a good handle on all of this. As usual, he is a diligent student."
"The student and I discussed more hypothesis testing material. He seems to have a pretty good grasp of the material."
"The student continues to improve quickly. She has a test on chapter 8 (Logarithms and exponential equations) on Monday morning. We went through all of chapter 8, as well as her quizzes and home work assignments, and reviewed all the major concepts. She stated that she feels good about the test tomorrow and has done much better on her homework the last 2 weeks."
"The student had a test tomorrow so we covered the relevant chapter on rational expressions. We went over factoring by grouping, rational expression multiplication/division, addition/subtraction, and graphing rational expressions. I also gave him strategies and tricks to better understand how to visualize graphing rational expressions and finding the domain, range, and asymptotes. Lastly, we also covered some direct, joint, and inverse relationships."
"In today's session with the student, we reviewed questions he had about Chapters 8-13 in preparation for his midterm exam tomorrow. He studied the concepts in each of these chapters, and he came to me today with a list of questions that he had after reviewing all of the material. Together, we worked through each question, making sure he understood everything before moving on. In addition, we added more complex material to his review sheet so that he would not forget it during the test. He appeared prepared and motivated for his exam, and from all the studying he has already done, I am confident he will do well. I look forward to hearing about how his test goes!"
"The student will be taking a test. Therefore, we covered a variety of material for her test. We started with an introduction to angular velocity (rotations/time) and then moved on to using angular velocity to calculate degree of movement as well as time. She also worked through some problems using SOH-CAH-TOA to calculate linear distance from one point on a circle to another point along the circle. The other topic of new material was graphing trig functions (specifically sin & cos). We talked about the base functions for sin and cos and the related values for domain, range, altitude, and period. Then, we moved on to vertical shifts, vertical stretch/compression, and horizontal stretch/compression. She seemed comfortable with the new material, and she had some problems from school to continue to practice the new material on her own."