Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student informed me her teacher covered logarithms in class, but not exponential functions first. Therefore, I explained exponential functions: how to write an equation, how to graph them, transformations of exponential functions, simple, compound, and compounded continuously interest functions, and how to convert between exponential and log equations. We did a few problems from her assigned homework until she showed me she can do them on her own. Despite not learning exponential functions in class, she understood the material very well."
"The student wanted to review for his quiz tomorrow on recognizing power functions. He showed me an example of what he was expected to do, and I found some more practice online. He did very well with little direction from me, and he was confident that he was going to do very well on this quiz."
"The student wanted to review some examples she had done in class and did not fully understand. She had an assignment out of the textbook to practice more of these kinds of problems using the Chain Rule of derivatives. By the end of the session, she said she felt a lot better on this topic."
"The student was preparing for a quiz. We went over a quiz review worksheet. It included determining whether something was a function or not, determining what type of discontinuity existed on certain functions, and using a graphing calculator to analyze the graph of rational functions. Overall, she felt pretty comfortable. At the end of the session, we ran through the worksheet, hitting major concepts once again."
"The student was very receptive to tutoring, and again he had his homework questions to complete and review. He had a quiz last week which he gets back tomorrow, and we will review Wednesday. Today we went over complex numbers, writing in standard form, graphing as well as complex numbers undergoing the four operations. Complex numbers led up to solving equations with complex solutions. We also reviewed solving equations by factoring, square rooting, completing the square, and with the quadratic formula."
"The student was working on plotting trigonometric functions. She specifically was looked at tangent and cotangents. We reviewed plotting sine and cosine functions to help us place the three key features of a plot of tangent and cotangent. These features were the places when it crossed the x-axis, where there were point discontinuities/asymptotes and angles we would expect a height of 1. We then used the translation and stretch formula to translate those key features onto a graph to help up plot the function from several even numbered problems. We worked on how to reverse this process and did two even numbered examples. We then transitioned into her physics coursework. She had a question about working with Snell's law."