Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I went over a review packet that he had for his class. We went over how to alter certain graphs given a function, how to solve multiple functions (g(x) and f(x), and how to use natural logs (ln)."
"We reviewed the student's test over logarithms and exponentials. We went over the homework on ellipses. Then, we went back and talked about logarithms and exponentials again to make sure that he had learned the material."
"The student completed his homework within the first half of the session. We spent the second half working ahead on 3-dimensional Cartesian coordinates. I was also informed that he will be taking the SAT Subject Test for Math 2, so we worked on a game plan for preparation."
"In this session, we started discussing the analysis of limits. For our time, we practiced problems requiring us to find values of various limits, use the ability to solve limits to test for continuity, and utilize that continuity to understand the behavior and graph of multiple functions."
"After getting some good news regarding his last test (70!), we pressed forward with the latest topics, sequences and series. We started reviewing this before I went on vacation and I pre-taught him all but a couple things. We started by reviewing those topics (sigma notation) and working through a bunch of problems. Then, we reviewed 2 sets of teacher assigned homework, which included intro work on arithmetic sequences. The student seems to understand this pretty well for a first pass and we are going to continue working on it tomorrow."
"Performed test corrections on the student's last test, going through the problems missed and explaining what she did wrong or what she misunderstood. Outlined what equations and concepts she needed to memorize/understand as well."
"The student is a new student who is taking pre-calculus for the first time. We spent most of the session going over his review packet. The material focused on reviewing algebra concepts - factoring, absolute value, inequalities, simplifying radicals/rationals/exponents. We completed his assigned questions and then completed a few more to make sure that he was able to work out the problem on his own. By the end of the session, he seemed to be understanding everything."
"We covered the definitions of functions, domains/ranges, slope-intercept form, evaluating functions, parallel and perpendicular lines, and notations for expressing domains and ranges. The student was able to work through the majority of her homework problems on her own, and we discussed problem-solving strategies for more difficult questions. She is a strong math student and we will continue to work through practice problems from her homework assignments during our following session."
"The student is studying for her first pre-calculus quiz. We went through her homework to discuss how to study for quizzes, in addition to discussing degree, minute, second form, angular analysis of circles, and right triangle trigonometry."
"The student and I met today to help him prepare for his test tomorrow over the most recent chapter (functions, composites, inverse functions, difference quotient, max/min, optimization). We went over optimization problems regarding the open box problem and the gate/fence problem--he was able to understand how to do these kinds of questions after going through the steps. We also looked at inverse functions and how to find them, what the graphs are comparatively. He is pretty good with most of these types of problems, but we pretty much went through the whole study guide so that he feels confident. We double checked everything with the answer key and he feels like this session really helped him."
"During this session, we mostly focused on pre-calculus; the student didn't need much help in Chemistry since his class has basically been reviewing past materials. Since he just started school there wasn't much to go over. We reviewed logistics functions and how the graphs look like. We also reviewed log functions and graphs. Overall this session went well."
"We conducted a review of Pythagorean triples and the aspects of how the Pythagorean theorem applies to right triangles. We then proceeded to the aspects of determining when a triangle is right, acute, or obtuse. From that aspect we continued to review special triangles and trigonometric functions. With the trig functions, I broke down when to use each function and what information is needed to find the missing variable. Towards the end of the session we discussed the importance of how using fractions in all forms and simplifying radicals will be critical to calculations throughout the pre-calculus concepts."