Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Worked through lots of word problems about graphical solutions and other implicit ways of solving equations. Emphasized the notation and proper interpretation of functions."
"Dove right into the material the student is currently studying: vectors. I looked at her notes and problem sets and came up with a few problems to see how she worked. Also added in some material to see that she could apply the concepts to an atypical question. She did well with the problems and seems to have a good understanding of the material. We'll see how her quiz goes this week."
"The student and I went over his last test. We talked about how to remember the correct process. In addition, we went through his latest assignment on conic sections."
"My session with the student was spent covering three dimensional vectors. We spent the session learning how to calculate the dot product of 3D vectors, plot them on an XYZ vector space and project the vector onto other planes. The student was having difficulty with vector projection the most, but after going over the formula he understood it fairly well."
"We went over synthetic or polynomial division, rational functions, graphing, end behavior, horizontal and vertical asymptotes, x and y-intercepts, zeroes and roots of functions, and even and odd-number degree polynomials. The student struggled a little with the synthetic division and with end behavior, but after I explained it to him he quickly understood and was able to work the problems himself. He had the rest of his test review to finish."
"We were covering algebra concepts involving the roots of polynomials. We looked at completing the square to change standard-form quadratics into vertex form. We also covered graphing polynomials and how to use given roots of a polynomial to construct the equation for the polynomial. No concerns."
"The student reported that she got an A on her test last week. I gave her lots of praise and was so glad she did so well. We reviewed tan and cot functions and graphs and how to determine Sand shifts and reflections etc. Then we went back and completed 8 sin and cos graphs so that she could remember those again. She did very well and could complete all the problems independently. She even caught several mistakes she made before I could point them out."
"The student and I worked through the material that is scheduled to show up on his quiz tomorrow -- Specifically working with linear and quadratic supply and demand functions. He has improved his skill since we last met. He has a strange intuition for problem solving and mental math. I look forward to working more with him each time we meet to see his progress in action."
"The student has a quiz this Friday on graphing, finding critical values of, domain and range etc. of polynomial and rational functions. We spend most of our time going over complex root factoring. Then we ended with an application problem - maximizing area given a perimeter limit."
"We covered graphing inverse trigonometric functions. The student has a quiz over this section on Wednesday and will have a test on Thursday. She told me that she struggled on he previous test over graphing basic trig functions. Specifically, she had trouble manipulating the periods and horizontal (phase) shifts of graphs. We went over those problems and made progress in our session. She also felt comfortable with the new material presented to her in class that day."
"There was a lot to go over with this session since the student has a quiz tomorrow. It will actually cover not only exponents and logarithms, but also simplifying exponents and solving exponential equations using only properties of exponents. It does seem that the student has weaknesses when it comes to older material in that regards. That is something that will need to be addresses next time."
"The student had some trouble on his last test with questions involving solving for x for e and natural log functions. He has a lot of trig functions and identities to memorize but we still practiced finding the values of trig functions. We also discussed the unit circle and I gave him strategies on how to memorize trig function values and identities."