Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We continued reviewing polynomials. We focused on using synthetic division and the rational root theorem to factor polynomials with degrees of 4 or larger. He had no issue using the theorem to find his first zero nor using synthetic division to reduce the polynomial. His only problem was that he didn't know what to do with the results of the division. I showed him how it could be interpreted and what future actions to take based on them. We reviewed these practices and tried them out on some examples I provided. We spent the rest of the session reviewing previous homework."
"We covered basic pre-calculus. We focused mostly on limits and how to find the asymptotes for the limit. The student spent time understanding the different continuous graphs and how to incorporate a graph given a function."
"We covered concepts in algebra including even and odd functions, composition of functions, and inverse functions. These were the topics the student had been having difficulty with. She had a good attitude toward learning and seemed to understand the material when we went over it. She said she would go over the odd problems assigned which let her check the answers in the back of the book."
"We covered domains of functions including constraints set by division by zero and by square roots (imaginary). We used the number line to more easily write the interval notation. We also did piecewise notation for noncontinuous function. In Spanish, it was more preterite tense. "
"We covered domains of functions. It went well, and the student seemed to know everything. He had a tiny bit of a problem with adding fractions, which I helped him fix. Otherwise, he seemed happy, and we solved a bunch of problems."
"We covered end behavior, domain, and range of functions, as well as vertical and horizontal asymptotes. The student struggled most with horizontal asymptotes. There was some confusion about range. Her attitude was positive towards the material. We did use the steps and rules that were laid out by her teacher to solve the problems as strategies. I did see a quiz that she got handed back today. It was a 4 or 5 questions quiz, with each consecutive answer building off the first, so a small mistake on the second or third problem translated into wrong answers on the subsequent questions. No big concerns right now."