Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Concepts covered were solving equations using fractions and factored terms, and solving proportionality word problems. Online homework problems and packet problems were completed. The student seemed to have a better idea of how to set up and solve for work problems, and indirect and direct proportion problems."
"The student and I went through adding fractions with similar denominators and adding fractions with different denominators. Once he remembers the "common denominator" rule, he can use it effortlessly. We then went through a practice state exam. He got most of the beginning questions right. We'll go over more problems in our next session."
"Today we worked on graphing trig functions. We started with the basics and talked about what the parent functions looks like and how changes in the parent equations would transform the graph. We then walked through a couple together, following the steps outlined in her textbook (this is a great method). Once she was comfortable, she did a couple on her own."
"During this tutoring session the student worked through his homework which included, finding the domain and range of functions, using set-builder and interval notations, using graphs to check for symmetries along with finding the y-intercept and zeroes of graphs and then algebraically checking with the graph's function."
"The student completed an assignment on finding real and imaginary roots of an equation, linear factorization, and methods for completely factoring a polynomial. We reviewed synthetic division of polynomials and discussed the effect of real roots, imaginary roots, and multiplicity on the behavior of a graph."
"We reviewed the parent function method of graphing. The student didn't struggle too much, but he does need to practice. He had a good attitude as usual. I encouraged him to learn the shape of the graphs and to find the points on each parent function which move with each transformation, for example the vertex of a parabola."