Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The concepts that were covered are the following: Finding x and y-intercepts of radical and absolute value equations, determining symmetry about the x-axis, y-axis and origin, determining the distance between two points, area of a triangle, identifying right triangles using Pythagorean theorem, creating tables for functions, and identify graphs given a function. The student did not have any extreme difficulties. He did not recall the distance formula or the relationship between a right triangle and the Pythagorean theorem. The student kept a positive attitude and showed that he is motivated to learn. He has additional material to practice from. He will receive his test results this upcoming Thursday which is based on last week's material."
"The concepts we covered were: properties of monomial functions, functions with negative exponents, rational exponents, radical functions, solving radical equations, the Leading Term Test, zeros and turning points of polynomial functions, quadratic form, zeros of polynomial functions in quadratic form, and repeated zeros of polynomial functions."
"The first session started a bit slow, but that's to be expected. However, near the end of the time, a bunch of (mostly Algebra-II) students showed up, and I was able to help with absolute value inequalities, functions, and then introduce parametric equations as an extension."
"The focus of this session was largely on polynomial functions, particularly finding roots of these functions. There were some problems on using a graphing calculator to find approximate solutions. My initial impression of this student is that she has good fundamentals, but a tendency to rush through a problem. She seems to know the next few steps to take and attempts them all in her head at once. I think she should try to write each step out individually. A test-prep technique I plan to introduce next session is to not just solve a homework problem, but ask yourself how the problem can be modified and put on the next test. This has helped me both with test-taking, and understanding the lesson we should be learning from a problem."
"The session began with the student's homework. We went over Chapter 3 Using Tools of Geometry Lesson 3.2 Constructing Perpendicular Bisectors. The session concluded with the student's schoolwork. All homework was completed."
"The session covered motion in two dimensions and max/min problems in precalculus. The student did not know what vectors were and the equations of motion were hard to understand. We reviewed concepts by examples and practice. It was necessary to go through a problem step by step to fully understand it. I left hw for the student to complete."