Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student will be taking his test tomorrow, so today we reviewed the relevant material. In particular, we did practice problems about sets and intervals, absolute value, exponents and radicals, and factoring. He did well overall, and we were able to review the topics he did remember as well more extensively. He also expressed that he felt confident about the test he took on Friday and that it was easier than he expected it to be."
"We continued with discrete mathematics. In the previous session, we very briefly went over the binomial theorem and binomial expansions right at the end, so we started off with a thorough examination and sample problems. The student understood everything better when bearing in mind the Fibonacci triangle and looking at a proof for the theorem. We then moved on to the section on probability. The student had not previously seen Venn diagrams of the probability sort, so we went over the notion of a sample space. Aside from that, he quickly picked up on everything else with basic probability. For next session, he was again assigned conics review problems."
"We covered: polynomial, power, and rational functions, polynomials and continuous functions, odd and even polynomials, quadratic functions and transforms, domains and ranges of functions, finding zeros of a polynomial function, polynomial division, complex numbers, solving equations in one variable, and solving inequalities."
"We focused on the unit 1 review of fundamentals and a portion of unit 2, which included material on functions and graphs. The student was able to do many of the fundamentals when I had them isolated."
"The student and I got acquainted over an assignment on graphing and analyzing polynomial functions, as she needed preparation for a quiz tomorrow. From there we extended into graphing and analyzing rational functions and solving radical equations. The student said my explanations helped clear up some of her confusion."
"The student recently received a 95 on her last quiz. She was very proud of her grade and seems to be a lot more confident about trigonometry. She has a test on trig identities this coming week, and so we worked on some practice problems in order to prepare her for the test. She has successfully memorized all the identities and is pretty proficient at using them to simplify trig expressions. She has also proved to know how to solve basic trig equations (without the use of a calculator) using the identities. She has a few more things to review on the worksheet, but I think she will do pretty well on her test."