Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on applications of polynomial problems. His biggest area of improvement was in paying attention to the smaller details of the problems."
"We went over graphing hyperbolas. We worked on analyzing the equations and how to solve for the equation and graph when given vertices and foci."
"Today we covered parabolas and how to derive the standard equation, vertex, focus point, and diretrix. By the end of the session she had a great understanding of the material."
"The student and I completed his study guide for his test on sequences, series, summation, and mathematical induction. We worked several examples all the way through using the 4 step process for mathematical induction. After the extra practice he seemed to understand better what portion gets substituted and why, and should be well prepared for this type of complex problem moving forward."
"Today we reviewed for the student's final. We began with converting interval notation into a number line graph. We broke the problem down into the steps of initially switching X & Y and solving it once again for Y. We followed that with identifying the domain of the function. After we established the step for solving it, the student was able to them on his own. He will memorize the unit circle, the equations for growth and decay, along with the Richter scale equation."
"Today, we studied for the student's quiz that will be on Monday. This quiz will cover the unit circle, basic trig functions, and circular motion. As he found out in this session, the unit circle is a very valuable tool, but will require a good amount of memorization. As a rule, he had very little problem solving basic trig functions. He is just getting comfortable with using the unit circle as opposed to drawing a triangle (both methods are useful). When it comes to circular motion, he can use the equations once he figures out the theory behind the problem. The theory is the most difficult part of these problems, so we spent some time talking through what this all means. He has some studying/memorization to do before the test, but overall he is showing a good understanding of the material."