Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We met today to help her catch up on homework and study for her quiz on Thursday. She finished up her assignment on finding zeros of polynomials using p/q method to find potential zeros, as well as synthetic division and quadratic formula to get all of the zeros. Due to the complexity of some of the problems, simple math mistakes are common. I helped her learn how to backtrack and figure out what went wrong with the problem. We also started getting into imaginary numbers and factoring into standard form. Additionally, I helped with standard form given zeros. She seems to understand the concepts, and she will hopefully do well on the test Thursday."
"We reviewed the practice problems in her notes. She seemed to understand this material very well. She had a clear understanding of the material itself. We focused on ensuring that we took the time to write whatever we were multiplying out instead of just doing it in her head, as this will also become beneficial in later calculus classes when proofs and showing your work is necessary for full credit. I scheduled another appointment with her for next Tuesday at 6:30."
"I assisted with preparation for a vocabulary quiz, a pre-calc quiz, and helped the student prepare for writing on the PSAT/SAT."
"We reviewed for his test this week. We went over limits, piece wise functions, max and min, and graphing."
"The student had an exam the day before our session and seemed positive about it! We then continued going through his book one section at a time. We covered other types of equations, particularly exponential equations. I explained the purpose and meaning of "e," and we did a number of problems, both from his assigned list and other ones that I found or made up. I didn't want to get ahead of his teacher, but the next few sections contain some pretty difficult material, so I gave him a sort of "overview" of what he would be learning in the coming days, and preemptively explained some more difficult ideas that I anticipated being confusing. Aside from that, I drilled a few other skills that I'd noticed were a bit weak (remembering certain identities or mathematical laws which should be known by heart, for example)."
"The student and I continued working on material for her upcoming test. We mainly discussed how to find the equations for different trig functions when presented with their respective graphs."