Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered Lesson 4.03, which covered combinations (versus permutations), as well as the binomial theorem. The student understands the concept of combinations and how they differ from permutations. He also understands how to calculate both combinations and permutations. He figured out (on his own!) how to use the graphing calculator to calculate both as well; though, I still have him to it by hand. He struggled some with the binomial theorem. He understands pieces of it -- using combinations, Pascal's Triangle, x and y variables. The formula includes a sigma sign, and he did not know what that means. I walked him through it a couple different ways. He took the quiz for lesson 4.03 and received a 5 out of 5 on the quiz. He is to work on the next lesson on simple probability before our next session."
"The student was working on factoring polynomials. He had most of his homework done already, but had left some that he needed help on. Pretty much all of them it was just that he needed to remember some factors. I had him write out all the factor combinations and that solved the problem. We talked about ways that he can recognize when he has all of the factors."
"The student and I worked on test corrections for his recent test over asymptotes, intercepts, roots, graphs, and solving rational functions. He knows the material well."
"We continued to work on practice problems for the student's exam on Friday. I reminded her of tips and tricks to remember. She will spend time reviewing class notes, textbooks, and additional materials that I provided to help prepare for the exam. She will let me know how she did in the exam over the weekend."
"Most of today was spent on finding average values, and the details of evaluating integrals. The student told me she took this class last year, so she already knows most of the early material, which is why she hasn't needed much help so far."
"We initially covered algebra from the previous year's algebra book. We went over quadratics and solving by factoring to make sure the student had a good base knowledge of algebra concepts. Then we moved on to his geometry homework, which covered mostly reflections of shapes in a coordinate plane. He seemed to have no problems with any of the material."