Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We discussed concepts including factoring polynomials and rational equations. We applied these concepts to practice problems from the textbook."
"The student and I reviewed how to do partial fraction decomposition. He was assigned four math problems for homework which we went over during the session. The session went well."
"We went over an Algebra 2 review. It included simplifying expressions and solving/simplifying log equations. There was a little bit of factoring and exponents."
"This is an impressive student. He had a set of interest rate problems to complete for his precalculus course. He used the simple interest formula, compound interest formula, and the continuous compounded interest formula with the mathematical constant e. When necessary, he was able to use logs and the natural log to make evaluations for the time variable in the exponent. He seemed to feel quite comfortable with using the assorted formulas by the end of the session."
"We finished up the second-order systems of equations lesson, where we solved the problems using reasoning and also algebra. We started the unit review, with transforming polynomials into standard form to determine foci, asymptotes, etc., systems of second-order equations and inequalities, graphing a system of inequalities, and converting conics between parametric and rectangular form. The student is getting better at identifying when to complete the square. She can be more confident on her decisions and answers to my intermediate questions, because most of the time she is correct or knows most of the details. We will finish the review next week and continue with the next unit on logarithmic and exponential functions."
"We focused this session on working through parts of a worksheet from the student's class that covered material she hadn't gone over before. In particular, we discussed the method of writing a rational expression as a sum of partial fractions and its applications to calculus. We also discussed graphical methods of linear optimization and how to work with a matrix manually to solve a system of linear equations. After working through some sample problems, she was able to work through the problems relatively easily."