Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I began graphing functions without a calculator and tried to identify x-intercepts, horizontal asymptotes, vertical asymptotes, and the domain without graphing. We will continue performing these same types of problems for next time."
"The student and I wrapped up for the summer with an introduction to radical and logarithmic equations. The student pretty quickly understood how to deal with the roots and logarithms in each equation type, but some of the more basic arithmetic steps caused her difficulty until we had practiced each type a few times."
"We started with reviewing the students homework. This session and last session was a crash course in logs and exps. He did well, started using the theorems to solve honors level problems. I left him with formulas and if he retains the knowledge should be fine when they come back around."
"The student and I reviewed reading homework, and worked on addition with place values. The first worksheet was standard math problem setup which he had no problem with solving. The second worksheet was same concept but the setup gave the student the answer and he had to find out the value of the missing component. I assisted the student with roughly half of those questions and towards the end he was able to solve them with no assistance. Homework: 10 more addition problems with missing component setup and for reading, read a short story and answer the reading comprehension questions."
"The student and i reviewed for Final Exam, we discussed integration using substitution, integration by parts, and trigonometric substitution. Volume of a rotating object. We also went over graphing/understanding curves in polar coordinates, problems with complex numbers, convergent series, series of sins, cosines and e functions. It was a great 5-week period with the student, I hope he does well on his exam and wish him luck going forward."
"Today, I started off with a 10 question quiz on multiplication and simple fractions. Then, I covered addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of fractions. The student did very well on the problems I had him solve and I also showed him some examples of how the same methods apply to similar algebraic expressions."
"We started today's session review the material we covered last week. We went over finding real and complex roots or polynomials using synthetic division, polynomial division and factoring. Since today was the student's first day of class, we then went over the material he covered in class today plus a couple of the upcoming sections. These included properties of numbers, exponents, and arithmetic with polynomials."
"Today, the student and I went over his homework assigned last session on adding mixed numbers, multiplying mixed numbers, and order of operations. He did very well. All of the work was correct. We went over elimination today as well which was a new topic for him. He asked questions and got the hang of it."
"We reviewed fundamentals of 6th grade math such as long division, double and triplet digit multiplication, fractions, mixed numbers and decimals. We then moved on to word problems. Once he was easily about to do each topic we moved onto the next. We will work on more word problems and math games focusing on speed and accuracy next session."
"Today's session was fantastic. The student was energetic and engaged. He completed all of the work that was assigned. We spent the majority of the time covering factoring perfect squares and factoring when a>1. I assigned more problems related to both types of factoring. We also began covering properties of square roots. We started with simplifying square roots."
"Covered geometric relationships, lines and prisms completely, and part of spheres and prisms. Will continue to work on spheres and prisms, assigned #2-12 for him to do as homework to meet next time on Monday."
"Covered the distance between points and lines, points and planes, lines and planes, and planes and planes in three space. The student had no problem applying Dot and Cross Products to solve problems. He was able to quickly move from parametric equations to direction numbers."