Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we went over rational functions. We went through a practice exam, focusing on finding the asymptotes, zeros, and points of exclusion of a given function. We also went over end behavior and how to use first derivatives for finding extreme points. The primary focus of the first derivatives in this topic was using the quotient rule. The student has some trouble with understanding limits, but we were making good progress in gaining a better understanding. We will focus more on limits in our next session. Overall, the student did well in working through the problems and expressing the areas she didn't understand well. She was making great strides in understanding the basic steps and applying those steps to the problems we were working on."
"We went over probability, domain, range, and complex numbers. By the end of the session, the student demonstrated understanding by solving the problems correctly."
"Vertical asymptotes and zeroes, graphing complex functions without a calculator, domains of functions"
"Today the student and I reviewed for his upcoming PreCalc test. The practice questions we went over involved law of sines, law of cosines, and basic trig functions. He seems to have a good grasp of the material. I think he will do well on his test tomorrow."
"We went over the student's homework. We talked about systems of equations, solving equations with radicals, and step functions. We also worked on solving a system of parabolas - a problem that she was confused about during class. We helped clear it up."
"The largest focus of the session was on the PSAT scores. We decided that it would be best to take the June SAT, and the student needs to be registered for before May 5. If her scores still need improvement, it can be taken again October 1. We worked most on some algebra skills, highlighting working with fractions, absolute value signs, f(0) versus f(x)=0, and exponent rules. Next time we will go through several practice tests, have them graded and analyzed, and then complete multiple problems similar to problems that were incorrect on the practice test until mastery. This can be done with a SAT prep book. For the next sessions, we will try to work on SAT problems after they have been attempted and deeply considered before meeting together."