Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over new worksheets factoring and simplifying expressions. She had questions on some of the problems. We went over these and answered all of her questions. One problem involved a cubic relation that was covered in an earlier worksheet. I think she feels confident when she is working through the problems, breaking down the components, and getting the reduced answers. I pointed out that she is building her skill in solving problems when she works on every new worksheet."
"We went over rational functions in finding horizontal and vertical asymptotes as well as holes, x-intercepts, and y-intercepts. The student was struggling most with interpreting the hard-to-read theorems from her book but she quickly picked up key concepts and strategy as we went along. Her attitude can be summed up as being diligent, diligent, diligent. She sets out to reach a high goal and she does not stop until she gets there. This was a prep session for her test, and I can tell she wants to do extraordinarily well on it. We will evaluate her progress once she gets her grade back from her test. Huge wins in this session due to hard work and diligence. Good job!"
"We went over some trig, mostly unit circle memorization and problem solving with some trig identities. The student had almost the whole unit circle memorized already, so she had very little trouble with most of what we went over."
"We went over symmetry of graphs and equations, as well as inequalities. The student did a great job of understanding the material and was able to eventually do problems on their own. I recommend that the student do a couple more inequality problems to make sure they have a clear understanding of the problems. For next time, we'll do a quick review of this material before continuing."
"We went over the majority of the student's review. These problems consisted of finding the domain, finding various kinds of asymptotes, and finding real and imaginary zeros in a polynomial function. Tomorrow is his exam, so I tried to allow him to work independently at times, because it is important that he masters the material. He was able to successfully do this for all of the problems except for the asymptote and domain problems. After the session, he said he felt really confident about the exam."
"We went over the review packet she received in her class for an upcoming quiz/test. She had some difficulty in graphing a trigonometric function plus some identities for circular functions. The student's attitude was mostly good in the sense that she wastes no time in comprehending the material for her test this week. Presented a handful of trig identities for her to apply in solving some of the problems on her review sheet for her test. I merely suggested she use her textbook for additional practice problems. "