Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Pre Calculus tutoring. Began Statistics unit, including mean and standard deviation, normal distributions, and standard values (z). The student did very well - he picks up and understands concepts very easily and will continue to practice to a level of mastery."
"We went through the student's previous test, where it seemed that she understood the concepts, but clashed here and there with the teacher's apparent expectations for fine detail (e.g. rounding to certain decimal places), as well as some finer points about conic equations. For her upcoming test, we reviewed all polar equation aspects (e.g. polar graphing, De Moivre's theorem, polar distance, and more), and I recommended, that she make sure to pore over every possible detail relating to the equations and the concepts, especially in how the concepts come to fruition. She said that she would make a study guide, and go over all of the different polar graph forms/equations. I will send her any additional practice / supplemental material I come across."
"We covered rational functions, vertical asymptotes, horizontal asymptotes, end behavior, limits, x- and y-intercepts, solving word problems with rational functions, linear-to-linear functions, and polynomial division. The student struggled a little with being able to find the horizontal asymptotes of rational functions, but after I wrote a review guide, he understood the material and was able to apply it to the problems."
"We went over the student's recent homework assignment involving permutations and combinations. We also went over the binomial theorem and reviewed the recent chapter on discrete math (sequences and series, etc.). Overall, the student seemed to understand the material well."
"We did a little bit of everything today. He's taking the ACT soon, so we talked about each section. He's pretty good at the math section and only misses a handful of questions, but it's usually a quick fix. In the science section, we talked about finding patterns in the data before looking at a question. The strategies I gave him for the English section seemed to be effective, as he only missed a handful."
"Covered trig and law of sines. Getting the vector idea of the hypotenuse and the adjacent and opposite values. The student had a great attitude toward learning the material. He worked on problem sets for his class to help his understanding. He will continue to complete the problems we worked."