Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session we worked through the student's worksheets on simplifying rationals, holes, and vertical asymptotes. Once I gave her a quick overview she was able to complete the assignments quite quickly."
"The student was starting to do her studying for her midterm, so we covered several topics. We reviewed slope of a line, x- and y-intercepts, point-slope, general, and slope-intercept form of lines. We reviewed equations for circles, including converting from standard to general form. I provided her with a study sheet that summarized a few things that tripped her up. The sheet will be a resource to her as she works through more problems, until she gets the hang of it. She had more work to do on her practice test, but I will give her more practice during the next session to prepare for her exam next week. She seemed pleased with how she did on the test she had today."
"During this session, the student and I covered previously scored exam questions about transformations of graphs, determining x- and y-intercepts of graphs, plotting graphs of polynomials, and finding zeroes of polynomials using long division and synthetic division. We plan on continuing these studies with more notes and exam materials from the student's class in preparation for her test on Thursday."
"The student is retaking a quiz on Tuesday and wanted to focus on logarithms and exponential functions. She is familiar with the properties of logarithms, but just needed practice going from logarithmic to exponential form (and vice versa). We covered all of the problems she missed on her quiz and discussed the method of solution and answers. Once we finished the quiz work, we also covered the logarithmic problems on her semester final study guide. She was feeling much more confident by the end of the session, and was solving the problems correctly on the first try. I made a reference sheet on logarithms for her before arriving, and went through it with her - this way all of the properties, equations, and rules are listed in one place rather than scattered over multiple pages in her notes."
"We covered concepts from Chapter 3 of the student's book. These included solving logarithmic equations, solving compound interest problems, and working with Newton's Law of Cooling. The student seemed to have a good handle on the formulas used for these concepts."
"The student and I reviewed for her upcoming pre-calculus test. The topics included: identifying factors and multiples of integers and polynomials, applying the Quotient Remainder Theorem for integers and polynomials, performing long division and synthetic division, identifying remainder of polynomials, finding zeros by dividing combined with factoring polynomials (either using factoring techniques or quadratic formula), and applying prime factorization of integers and polynomials. She was still a bit confused about long division, especially with the subtraction step during the division, so I suggested the switching sign technique to avoid subtraction. She will need to practice more on factoring to be able to perform it more quickly. She understood the rest of the materials."