Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student is doing really well and seems to grasp the content. If he stays focused and pays attention to details, he should achieve his goal of an "A+" on the exam."
"The student and I went over the difference between force and inertia then started to work on her pre-calc homework. We went over solving algebraic expressions with polynomials in the divisor, and their associated domains. Next week she wants to go over her exam results."
"We reviewed factoring polynomials using the rational root theorem, long and synthetic division, recognizing the character of the roots of a polynomial using the determinant, finding the multiplicity and parity of roots, and using them to help in graphing."
"Determining whether a function is odd or even; Evaluating piecewise functions; Finding difference quotient of various functions; Completed this week's homework assignment. Gave brief introduction of transformations of functions and began next assignment."
"The pupil had homework on characteristics of parabolas (y-intercept, x-intercept, vertex, and axis of symmetry), and she initially had difficulty with her teacher's explanation of the concepts. I tried a new approach, and it seemed to work."
"She is a great student with a knack for picking things up quickly and eagerly. We covered the basics of trigonometry: angles in degrees and radians, SOHCAHTOA to define sin, cos, and tan, the unit circle and corresponding angles to their sin and cosine values. We also went over formulas for angular and linear velocity. I would love to work with her in the future as her class progresses."
"Helped prepare her for her upcoming test by reviewing set notation and interval notation. Besides that, she was more than capable of solving the various equations and inequalities. For questions involving absolute value, I encouraged her to set up two separate equations, one with a positive and the other with a negative sign. We will work on her essay for college applications in the future."
"She and I met today to go over homework and fill in any knowledge gaps from past teaching. She is working on composite functions and she let me know that she needs help in understanding logarithmic "log," "e," natural log "ln," as well as exponents w/fractions (cubed, squared, etc. roots). I helped explain each of these concepts while she took notes on the meaning as well as examples. We also went through composite functions, how roots are cancelled out by being squared, looking at domain for composites, etc. She is very bright and wants to understand as much as she possibly can. I will continue to provide her as much background as I can that she has missed, since majority of it she will need to understand harder topics."
"We reviewed material for the student's test on Tuesday covering coordinate geometry, symmetries, graphs, and lines. After refreshing on the material, he seemed confident on these problems. I suggested other problems for him to review on his own."
"This was a very easy-going session; we went over the student's homework covering section 3.2 of her book on comparing linear and exponential functions. The approach is pretty formulaic, and the student picked it up quickly. After finishing the assignment with time to spare, we briefly reviewed other sections."
"For this session, the student and I went over the chapter on trigonometric functions, to prepare for her exam on Friday 9/12. We began by outlining the basics of trig functions, how to graph them, inverse functions, and by the end of the chapter she was able to apply these fundamentals to all sorts of word problems. I felt that this session was extremely helpful for her because she got to refresh on what she had learned the previous year, and strengthen her foundation in trig. She seemed really confident with the topic after the review and practice problems I gave her."
"For this session, the student and I continued where we left off on the practice test, which was solving for inverse functions. She seems to understand how to solve inverse functions. We also review logarithmic equations, which she grasped really well."