Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Final review. Reviewed how to graph a function using shift changes, amplitude, finding asymptotes, period changes, etc. Reviewed using trigonometric identities to solve equations. Reviewed graphing a circle, finding the axis of symmetry."
"The student and I looked at her review assignment today, covering polar coordinates, complex arithmetic, exponential and logarithmic functions, and sequences and series. Overall, she showed a high level of retention, but we will still keep reviewing over our upcoming final sessions."
"We prepared more for the student's test coming up on sequences and series. It was challenging, but ultimately he seemed to really understand it. We might have a session to review all the material on the topics. Great student as usual, and super smart."
"Today the student and I covered the law of cosines, the law of sines, as well as objects inscribed inside of a circle. She said that she was studying for a quiz and her final, so she wanted to make sure she knew the material really well. She did not seem to be really struggling with the material too much, she just needs to work on remembering how to use the different trigonometric identities."
"The student and I reviewed arithmetic sequences and all their different applications. The student found sums of finite arithmetic sequences and the first term of the sequence given the finite sum. Then we reviewed geometric sequences and talked about common ratios, finite sums, and infinite sums of geometric sequences. Finally we reviewed binomial coefficients and the binomial theorem."
"Today we prepared for the student's test tomorrow. The units covered include Integrals, Upper/Lower Sums, Riemann Sums, and the Trapezoid Rule. This was the last new unit of the semester so we will probably meet one more time before his final to do a comprehensive review of all units."
"In today's session, we reviewed how to find x. The student understands the concept of finding the term overall. However, he has a bit of trouble remembering when he needs to subtract or add certain terms. We reviewed that the deciding factor was to get the term equal to zero on one side of the equation, which I think helped. We then worked on the next review unit on graphing, which he had a strong understanding of. If he continues to do practice problems he can greatly improve in math."
"We covered converting between rational exponents and radical expressions, combining these skills with factoring and solving equations. The student did not struggle with any of the material and was making good progress through a large upcoming assignment which left him with plenty to work on."
"The student has a test this coming week, so today we worked on a couple review sheets from his teacher. He was able to dive right in to most of the logarithms, but still had some trouble recognizing when and how to use the product, quotient, and power rules for exponents. When it came to reversing graphs, or testing for vertical/horizontal lines, he had no trouble. The change of base relation was another place where he had difficulty, but ultimately solved, largely on his own. Overall, he was able to solve quickly and correctly about 80-85% of the worksheet; the remainder should come with a bit more practice."
"For this session, the student and I focused on factoring quadratic equations and trinomials. She seemed to have a good grasp of the material but needed a little help on factoring trinomials with no common gcf. With some guidance she understood the material with no problem. We also practiced additional problems to make sure she understood the material."
"The student and I worked on studying for her final exam next week. We first went over a few problems in her review booklet that she had tried to complete but could not finish. Once we got those figured out, we worked ahead on the next problems. She did well with the review, only needing a couple reminders here and there for the questions. We will meet again next week to continue studying for her final!"
"During today's session I helped the student with her homework assignment on factoring linear expressions and adding/subtracting the linear expressions. She understood the material and was able to complete the last problems on her own."