Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we continued to work on problems dealing with curves and finding the area under the curve. The student used both rectangles and trapezoids to estimate the area under the curve. Some of the homework problems consisted of finding the area of a triangle using either law of sines or law of cosines. She is starting to really master this material and just needs a little guidance and reassurance for certain terms in the problems."
"Today we discussed step functions and piecewise functions. We looked at ways to make piecewise functions continuous using vertical shifts. We also looked at ways to transform and translate step functions."
"Today we focused mostly on phase shift and period for trig functions. The student needed help with both the phase and period of the functions. She gets new concepts as we go along. She's excellent at retaining. Her attitude was pretty good toward the material. I told her to make it easier on herself by finding each component of the equation separately. I did leave her with eight questions to practice."
"Today we focused on solving equations with variables and fractions, setting up word problems with variables and fractions (mixture problems), and identifying horizontal and vertical asymptotes and limits in graphs. We prepared for the student's quiz on Thursday, which will be the last quiz of the chapter."
"Today we reviewed for a test. We reviewed Ch3 and Ch4 of the book, covering linear functions, polynomials, rational functions and all their properties. Student did very well when doing the pre-test review from the online book and did not struggle much except still being unsure of her own answers. She did very well and was proud of her effort and understanding of the material."
"Today we reviewed sections 29 and 27 in the student's math book as that was the material he was having the most trouble with and what he was being tested over Wednesday. Subjects covered were reference angles, equation building, unit circles, and trig equations using reference angles primarily. After looking over his old test, and from what I have seen in the last few sessions, he is strong in subject material; where I think he's getting hung up is in doing too much mental math. I noticed he doesn't show a lot of the work because he does it in his head, as a result the little mistakes he occasionally makes snowball in what he does. I have suggested that he be more methodical in his work and show each step even if it's slightly tedious."