Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Reviewed several unit packets in preparation for a test. Topics included simplifying and solving exponential and logarithmic functions, the graphs of exponential and logarithmic functions, and exponential growth and decay."
"Today we began working on the student's project on functions. I'm encouraged to know that she has great attitude for any topic we review. Despite her reservations regarding how much she knows, I can see that she actually knows more than she gives herself credit for. Today we worked mainly on the definition of functions and plugging in the f (x+h) - f (x) derivative equation. Some minor factoring and fraction addition must be reviewed but I feel that with practice she can do extremely well."
"Today, the student and I focused on an introduction to vectors. We discussed the defining features of a vector, magnitude and direction. We then went further to discuss the addition of vectors graphically and algebraically. We worked through a few application problems to round out our session."
"The student had a test coming up on Thursday. So, she wanted to review everything from the last several quizzes. Today, we went over logarithms, natural logs, and all types of trigonometry. We did this by going back to previous homework and practice problems so that she could do them again to refresh her memory. She seemed to be ready for logarithm material already and most of the trigonometry material. It was an overall productive session for her."
"Today we reviewed exponentials, logarithms (taking derivatives and antiderivatives), solved a few problems involving derivatives using quotient/ product rule, chain rule, and antiderivatives using substitution."
"We covered trig equations today. This involved using trig identities and well known angles. We also went over a few questions the student got wrong on his test and then some extra practice problems. He had some trouble with the quadrantile angles (0,pi/2,pi,3pi/2, and 2pi). He was not given these in class, and they are very important in solving these types of equations. By the end of the session, he said he understood them much more, and this was evident in his proficiency in solving the last few problems we went over."