Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed some of the student's sin, cos, tan work of right triangles. Then we moved on to rationalizing denominators, factoring polynomial with radicals, imaginary numbers, and difference of squares. We worked extensively on factoring radicals and rationalizing the denominator. Understanding key aspects of this were critical to the next step of rationalizing with difference of squares. We also reviewed cube roots and solving radicals with fractional exponents. She was very enthusiastic in understanding the material and jokingly encouraged me to teach at her school because my method made the work manageable."
"The student and I had a great session going over word problems in the context of trigonometry. These were fairly challenging problems and we were able to work through them and attained good results with formulas that made sense. The student also told me about his 20 minute quiz and he felt he did well on it, something we can look over and discuss the results of for next time."
"The student and I continued going over graphing rational functions using asymptotes, intercepts, increasing and decreasing interval. Then we moved on to exponential functions and their graphs, then to logarithms and their graphs. We briefly touched on solving exponential and logarithmic equations by transforming from one to the other."
"During my session with student one, we primarily focused on calculus and went over the review packet her professor had assigned to her and given them the answers to in class. We went over each problem to ensure that she understood the logic and reasoning behind each solution. She seemed to understand the material very well. We worked together for an hour, at which point I began to work with student two. Student two and I went over her algebra notes and homework, covering how to solve systems of equations with either substitution or elimination methods. She seemed to greatly build on her understanding of the topic in our time together."
"The student has a mid term coming up next Friday. She had some specific questions on the review material. She thinks the new trig material is easy. As long as she works though the study guide and brings her questions to me next Thursday she should be good."
"Went over polynomials, synthetic division, and finding x-intercepts. The student had trouble finding divisors for synthetic division, but after a quick review over the topic, he had no trouble discovering initial divisors. He has a handle on the process of synthetic division and how to factor further after it. He has a quiz on Wednesday."
"The student has a unit test on Monday. She had questions on linear and angular velocity. I went through her study sheet with her on that and she worked 6 problems. She was solid after that. Then we reviewed trig problems and I was able to show her that problems that seemed different were actually solved the same. She got that right away after we worked through 8 problems. She is such a dedicated student and works really hard. She tries so hard and does her best."
"In this session, we covered topics in both pre-calculus and the SAT II Level 1 math. Student reported scoring better on her last exam than previous exams. Student made minor errors with factoring polynomials and calculations, but overall had a good grasp of identifying vertical asymptotes. Student had homework problems to practice on. No concerns to note."
"Reviewed previously difficult topics for him including Polynomial Long Division and understanding Rational Functions (i.e. finding their domain, x-intercepts, y-intercepts, horizontal, vertical, and slant asymptotes, and holes). Will bring notes corresponding to both subjects next week and briefly review to confirm understanding of the topics covered."
"The student and I reviewed and finished homework covering graphing and solving systems of inequalities, coming up with an equation for an inequality that is parabolic, we solved systems of inequalities algebraically."
"We went through functions and their graphs. We discussed a couple of problems she got wrong on her previous exam, though se seems to be improving in the subject a lot. We will go through other plotting techniques next week."
"The student has a unit test on Tuesday, so we spent most of the session reviewing. We looked through a review provided by his teacher and then did some additional review of graphing polynomial equations. I encouraged him to look over his past chapter tests, to rework the problems he missed, and to look for additional practice problems from the textbook."