Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed transforming the graph of trigonometric functions based on a given equation. We then went on to evaluating inverse trigonometric expressions without using a calculator."
"The student and I went through his test prep, focusing on polynomial concepts from the last few chapters. The student definitely has been studying and will succeed on his test, I am confident."
"We continued our work with three equations with three variables. This time, we introduced equations that start off with fractions. The student was glad to learn how to get rid of the fractions and work with "regular" numbers. After she was completely confident in her abilities to complete these problems, we went back and worked on an old worksheet that she had found. It was rational equations. We saw how to find the Least Common Denominator, and how to (again) get rid of the fractions. We then had to plug the answer back in to make sure it worked. In another example, we noticed that we only had to cross multiply to get rid of the fractions. We did run in to some technical issues toward the end."
"The student and I reviewed an algorithmic way to solve his trig graphing problems. I am sending him HW, and told him to send me an update on it tomorrow."
"We covered logarithms and exponentials today. We went through several problems using exponentials focusing on being able to solve for various parts of an equation such as the rate of growth/decay and initial population/amount. We also covered Newton's law of cooling and compound interest. After we walked through each type of exponential, the student was able to set up and solve similar problems on her own. The student was also able to set up exponential decay equations based on the given half life of a material and finding its decay rate."
"The student and I began reviewing partial fractions. After reviewing the basic procedure we discussed different strategies for problems with repeated factors as well as prime factors in the denominator. She then worked on some homework problems from the book. After some initial practice to review the processes, she was able to well grasp how to complete partial fractions. It was also evident that she had practiced her factoring, and is much quicker now."