Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student said she did much better on her most recent test than she had for the first few. She covered sample problems from her homework and I had her work a few additional problems not assigned to show her different applications. She was left with the rest of her homework covering similar problems as the ones worked. I can see she is improving; she answers simple questions more quickly now than before and is growing more comfortable applying concepts."
"In our session, I worked with student one for approximately 80 minutes, going over her calculus homework which was primarily concerned with graphing polynomial functions. She was struggling with the material at the beginning of our time together, but quickly grasped the concepts after only two examples. I left her with an example problem with a step guide to arriving at the solution. She reported that she will not have a test or quiz on the material before our next session, so we will finish covering the material at that time. Student two and I worked together on her chemistry homework for a little over 30 minutes. Her homework was primarily concerned with percent composition of compounds and molecular weights of those compounds. She had already completed the worksheet and was very comfortable with the concepts, as was displayed by her correct answers on all but 1 of her 30 problems on her worksheet. My next session will be on Monday."
"In this session we reviewed for the student's test next week. This included long and synthetic polynomial division, the factor and remainder theorem, rational roots test, rule of signs, and graphing polynomial and rational functions. He has a good grasp of both types of division and we spent some time reviewing how all these things relate and how to use them in different situations."
"The student and I covered a couple of sections from chapter 5. Composition functions and Inverse functions. The student understands the material once explained and taken through a couple of examples."
"We went over problems involving transformations of functions and determining whether a function is even or odd. By the end of the session, the student was able to solve these problems to complete his homework assignment."
"The student and I covered trigonometry specifically dealing with solving trigonometric relations, graphing trigonometric functions and their various translations, the unit circle, the unit circle parametrized by r and theta inputs, and also using geometric properties to reduce more complex triangle representations into simpler ones. I did not see any scores or grades to note progress yet."
"It seems like the student did well on her last quiz. During this session, we went over how to solve radical equations and then walked through the next section of polynomial equations and graphs. We also prepared her for her quiz on linear power regressions on data sets and predict values based on these regression lines. I feel like she has a much firmer grasp on the concepts comprising the brunt of calculus, and now is working on the specific techniques. On the whole, she is doing well."
"The student and I had a great session today covering new material. He just had a test today which concluded his unit on basic trigonometry functions, their graphs, and behaviors on which he felt he did very well on and I believe him as he was well prepared. Since no new material was assigned in class for him, I created the challenge of working with trig. identities and proving them using problems found on the internet. He caught on very quickly and I think this will help prepare him for his next sections in class."
"Today we completed the bookwork on rational functions from the previous session, and moved on to exponential functions. I demonstrated via examples in the book how a base of the function represents the "principal" value of the function, which can increase or decay over time at a set rate. Thus, we were able to model story problems and he complete all of his online homework for the weekend, leaving him free to review long division, polynomials, and rational functions before we pick up again with exponentials next week. He seemed to better understand the concepts of asymptotes, and was even able to identify several key parts of problems from last session by himself, which indicates progress."
"I reviewed the student's last exam. We went over the vertical/horizontal asymptotes and holes and he had little trouble. We did a little work on series, and he had no trouble with the topic."
"The student was working on more graphs and transformations of graphs. Overall it went really well. She also had some chemistry homework with equilibrium. She had the concept but had a couple of questions about how to apply it properly."
"The student received a 92 on the most recent test. We conducted test corrections on conics to make sure the concepts were mastered. We conducted practice with multiplying and dividing rational polynomials."