Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered rational functions, limits, domain and range, end behavior, horizontal and vertical asymptotes, graphing equations, transformations of functions, building new functions from old ones, inverse functions, the absolute value function, and polynomial division."
"During this session the student and I focused primarily on reviewing conic sections, and how to create graphs when presented with a polynomial equation. He is doing really well with identifying and graphing hyperbola and ellipses, but had some questions about solving and graphing parabolas. I gave him some practice problems to work on before our next session, which should prepare him for his exam on Thursday."
"My first session with the student went well! She is a bright girl and has a solid foundation in math, but has come up against some concepts that that just flat out stump her. I'm confident we can work together to get over the humps. Specifically, she has trouble with basic trig. We went over some old work that largely dealt with trig identities and equations. Her new homework definitely seems doable; it is on logarithmic and exponential equations. I'm looking forward to working with her in the future."
"During our session, the student and I first covered conservation of momentum (alongside conservation of energy) before moving on to pre-calc concepts of finding roots, VAs, HA/OAs, and division of polynomial functions."
"We worked for about 90 minutes on a pre-calc handout. It covered a variety of topics, including graphing equations and finding asymptotes. I helped him find some errors in his calculations. We finished by working on another writing assignment covering satirical analysis."
"Today we covered solving systems of equations using elimination and substitution. We also started looking at three equations and three variables. We looked ahead at what would be coming up and started working on solving systems of equations using the Gauss elimination method, which reduced the equations to row echelon form. This allows for back-substitution. We also went back to some older concepts and refreshed on how to multiply complex numbers in trigonometric form. The student mentioned that she didn't quite understand this when it was originally taught in class and would like a little review. I was able to leave the student with a link to a video on this subject, as well as working through a few examples. I again applaud the student for her great notes; these will be very useful in the future and for her studying. She was very honest about her knowledge - if she didn't remember something, she wasn't afraid to admit it and realize that she needed some guidance. I reminded the student that this chapter will require a lot of organization in her writing. She is determined to learn, and she doesn't stop until she understands. I am confident that she is prepared for tomorrow's class."