Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered piecewise-defined functions, composition of functions, limits, power functions, graphs of rational functions, algebra of rational functions, domain determination, common-core factoring of polynomials, and domain determination. For common-core factoring of polynomials, the student was a little hesitant at first, but became more interested as little "ah-ha" moments began happening. By the end of the session I began to see things "clicking," noticeable shift."
"We covered plotting secant and cosecant given a specific function. Looking at the function, we went over identifying the domain, range, displacement, phase shift, and asymptote equations. I will be following up with him regarding some examples of some more challenging problems we faced during our session. He is making a lot of progress. Each session he is getting more confident with the material and pace of the course."
"We covered polynomial division, complex roots of polynomials, and trigonometric functions (sin, cos, tan, csc, sec, cot). Specifically for the trig functions, we went over using the unit circle to evaluate the functions at certain values. While working with values such as -14pi/3, we found that working with fractions is a bit of a weak point in the student's background. For the next session, I would like to devote a little time to working through some practice problems on rational expressions."
"We covered polynomials with Descartes Rules and Bounds for Polynomial Rules and how to find polynomials with certain restrictions. She was struggling the most with processing the rule explanations from her books so we were processing those and apply them in exercises. She was extremely diligent in her studies and willingness to do great in her class. I can tell she has made great progress since I have seen her last and even came in with specific exercises she wanted to go over. We are preparing for an exam on Thursday, so she should do very well on that."
"We covered polynomials, rational roots test, factors, and the quadratic formula. We also covered transformations of functions to discern the graph of a given function from a rudimentary core function."
"We covered problems from a site involving factoring polynomials, solving polynomials by factoring, the sum and difference of perfect squares and perfect cubes. We are meeting again to go over material before his test."