Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed the concepts we've been working over the past few sessions for Wednesday's test (zeros of a polynomial function, imaginary numbers, and rational functions)."
"We reviewed the student's second test and continued with the introduction to the trigonometric functions on the right triangle. He did well in understanding the primary six functions as well as how they work on the two friendly triangles, the 60/30 and 45/45. Small algebra issues still surface now and then, and they impede his computation ability, but overall, he does not have any conceptual hindrances. He should be able to handle the new material."
"We reviewed the unit circle, trigonometric functions, wind function, angular velocity, linear velocity, arc lengths, and area of a sector. The student struggled with remembering reciprocals of trigonometric functions. I gave the student tools to determine whether a fraction can be simplified."
"We reviewed unit one topics to prepare for the student's midterm exam on Thursday. Overall, he seems to have a good understanding of the material."
"We reviewed vertical asymptotes and simplifying logarithms. She seemed to have trouble with the meaning of what vertical asymptotes really were, but I think we partially cleared that up, and hopefully her tutor tomorrow will be able to clarify it for her. We also covered a problem that gave the roots of a function and asked to find the polynomial with those roots. She seems to have gained an understanding of the real roots, but the imaginary roots seem to give her some trouble. We will continue to work on this next session."
"We specifically reviewed graphing of quadratic equations. We covered specifying the end behavior of a function as the independent variable tended towards infinity. The student has a good grasp of the fundamentals, but was struggling with putting his answers in the form specified by the instructor. The student is continuing with a good and eager attitude towards the material. One specific strategy suggested was to write a little more on the paper when solving problems in order to avoid mistakes."