Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student worked on her homework that focused on finding growth and decay rates. We went over several word problems that dealt with finding growth factors over a specified time period. We were also able to get through several review problems. She is doing awesome, and I think that she is continually understanding the material more and more!"
"The student worked through his study guide, preparing for his test tomorrow. We covered linear functions, linear modeling, finding the equation of a line, using the calculator to find max and min points, and other precalc topics. He was prepared, worked hard, and asked good questions throughout the whole session. He stated that he feels prepared for his test tomorrow."
"The student's math class is beginning to use Pythagorean identities. She found it easy to plug in numbers and calculate sines, but had trouble understanding what they mean. We went back and reviewed the Pythagorean Theorem itself, and the foundations of trigonometry, because she will need to use those shortly. She had a hard time recognizing patterns based on diagrams or descriptions, but calculating enough examples helped her catch on. Her chemistry class was just getting started, and she didn't seem to have trouble with that, though we talked about some of the new terms just as a precaution."
"This session focused mainly on chapter review. We went over a practice test that covered graphing by transformations, piecewise functions, and domain and range. After that, we covered the standard form of a parabola and graphing them by transformations. Overall, he is still doing well in recalling the needed information and applying it. The class is still in what I would consider 'review' but should be moving into newer material soon."
"This session focused on rational functions; specifically, finding asymptotes (horizontal, vertical, and slant), graphing, and determining the domain. The student should spend some additional time reviewing the textbook and working through the practice problems. The student was advised to bring the last test to the next tutoring session to help determine what areas to focus on."
"This session was dedicated toward preparing for the student's test tomorrow, and included topics rational functions, polynomials, and many of the nuances the two can take on. A lot of time was also spent doing graphical work both on paper and with the calculator. With the calculator, we covered some of the tools it provides in analyzing graphs and how you can obtain information from it."