Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed in preparation for his upcoming quiz. The topics covered include trigonometric identities and the usage of double angle/half angle formulas."
"The student is a very bright student and I had a lot of fun working with him. Our focus today was on probability with combinations, and there were a few tricky problems and concepts but by the end of the session we were able to cover all of his homework and he understood intuitively the concepts behind why problems were solved in the manner in which they were. He has some concerns about the fact that his teacher gives them problems on tests that are different from what they see on the homework so I am going to work to come up with some word problems of my own, that will challenge him to figure out what math he actually has to perform rather than simply saying "do this combination" or "solve this equation." Half the battle can sometimes be figuring out what action to take or which equation to use and that requires a strong conceptual understanding which I hope to bring about in the student."
"Reviewed graphing rational functions, analyzing rational functions, writing an equation for a rational function from a graph, and rational function word problems. The student has a test on Wednesday so we prepared for that."
"The student and I covered topics of difficulty from her midterm review. We went over imaginary numbers and their equations (a + bi), solving for roots, simplifying log functions, solving for x as an exponent in an equation, finding intervals of increasing/ decreasing, finding zeroes, using the graphing calculator to trace to find minimums, maximums, and zeroes, factoring, and simplifying equations to solve for variables."
"The student did well tonight! He's doing better and better every time we meet. He realizes his little mistakes; he's able to look at his work, go back through it, and correct it. Once we go through a few problems together, he's able to verbalize what he's doing/thinking and how to do the problems. He has fewer and fewer homework corrections to do and his grade has improved!"
"We covered topics including graphing polynomial equations, factorizations, vertical and horizontal asymptotes. The student struggled graphing and sketching polynomial equations. The student liked the material and he was willing to learn. He needed to do lots of practice problems and he also needs to pay attention to small details. His understanding skills were amazing. I recommended him to do more practice and to get a solution manual of his textbook. The session went well."