Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During this session we mostly covered precalculus. We went over functions and determining domains and range. We also looked at chemistry reactions. This session went well."
"Today was my first session with the student. We covered some pre-calculus material from her past exam that she is retaking this week. The topics included: rational functions (finding horizontal and vertical asymptotes and recognizing the asymptotes using the table in the graphing calculator), logarithms/exponential functions (how to simplify using the logarithm and base properties, as well as plug them into the calculator), composite and inverse functions, quadratic functions/equations (vertex form with completing the square, modifying the form for horizontal, vertical shifts, and stretching and shrinking the function), how to navigate through the graphing calculator (found matrix format), we briefly discussed limits (which they are working on in class now), and some definitions of symbols and notation used in the student's class. The session went well and we used sample questions from student's class. Next week she will bring her class materials, so we can go over more specific examples they are working on in class."
"We went over some practice precalculus problems, in order to prep the student for her test tomorrow. We are meeting again on Wednesday to officially go over material and homework."
"We quickly talked about the student's past chemistry test on chapter 6; we are still waiting for grades. We prepared for the 4.1-4.3 quiz, focusing on the unit circle and some trigonometry. We put revisions on the quiz study guide for any problems done wrong or any hesitations made. The table given by the teacher was used to help find all questions relating to the unit circle, where the 30 degrees information correlated to all radian angles with denominator "6," and 60 degrees information correlated to all radian angles with denominator "3." Reference triangles should be used whenever possible to help give a visual for the problem at hand. I gave the study tip to look over the study guide (and all revisions in red) before taking the quiz."
"We reviewed the student's homework and discussed several different concepts, including histograms and statistics analysis, geometry with equilateral triangles, and algebra topics of how to find perpendicular lines and points of intersection. She is also getting better about identifying domain and range. Finally, we worked on some practice problems, and she talked about how to work each of them."
"Today, we worked on word problems specifically dealing with rates. I went over the more intuitive method with the student on how to solve the problems."