Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Tonight, the student and I focused on reviewing the unit over functions and graphing. She did very well on her last assignment for the unit over finding asymptotes, except for a struggle to recall how to divide polynomials, and the rest of our review showed that she has retained almost all of the vital knowledge and skills from the unit."
"We went back and reviewed Sections 2.1 and 2.2 in great depth, concentrating on working slowly through each problem, showing each portion of the work and thought process on paper. The student took the advice and started taking notes in class."
"The student had to work on some online makeup work that I was able to help her with. We went over a polynomial review including word problems, finding x and y intercepts and interpreting graphs."
"We worked through trig identity problems. These involved having an understanding of the relationships between the trig functions including the Pythagorean identities, reciprocal identities, as well as the even/odd nature of the cos and sin functions. The student needed the most help regarding the algebra in remembering factoring patterns which come back in this part of precalculus. As part of her extra homework, I advised her to go and look up the factoring patterns from Algebra 1. She was able to recognize some but in particular had forgotten the difference of squares which came up in several of her homework problems."
"Today the student and I covered graphing rational functions, vertical, horizontal and oblique asymptotes, finding the zeroes of a polynomial, and partial functions."
"The student and I reviewed for her upcoming test, involving simplifying exponential and logarithmic expressions, solving for unknown in equations with exponents and logs (checking for extraneous solution), converting between exponents and logs, graphing exponential and logarithmic functions (identifying general pattern, domain and range, horizontal and vertical asymptotes, x- and y- intercepts), predicting the transformation of graph, applying exponents and logs in calculation of compound interest, population growth, and radioactive decay. She is ready for her exam."