Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In our session on March 24th, the student and I primarily focused on exponential functions and their graphs."
"We went over the unit circle in trigonometry, basic problem-solving strategies for physics problems, and some elementary note-taking techniques and studying strategies."
"The student is getting ready to take a test on the first chapter of calculus for which she reviewed by completing the chapter review from the textbook as well as a review worksheet provided by the instructor. She reviewed epsilon-delta proofs of limits, limits and finding limits of various types of functions including trigonometric, continuity, infinite limits, one-sided limits. As always, she had her work completed except for a the few questions she had for me. She seemed prepared for the test, having completed both reviews."
"Reviewed several unit packets in preparation for a test. Topics included simplifying and solving exponential and logarithmic functions, the graphs of exponential and logarithmic functions, and exponential growth and decay. We had covered most of these topics during our last session and the student seemed to have retained most of that information."
"Today we worked on his test corrections for his last two tests. We discussed the need to look carefully and add the negative sign as needed. One of the more challenging problems was a proof, which required using both the mid point formula and the distance formula. There were a couple more trig identity problems that he was able to puzzle through with only a few suggestions. One method we used for solving the trig identities was to try and factor out the trig polynomial. We substituted a variable for the trig function and he was able to find the factors."
"This was a good one hour session. We reviewed systems of equations with two and three variables. We looked at the elimination and substitution methods. For three variable equations the calculator and matrices are used. Systems of equations with two lines can have one, infinitely many, or no solution(s), and systems with three variables can also have the same types of answer sets. However, when looking at higher order equations such as looking at the equation when a parabola and a line interest, we can have 2, 1, or no solution(s). We explored these cases as well."