Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered how to simplify rational polynomial expressions by factoring, and we covered finding restrictions of the polynomials by finding the zeroes of the denominator. The student has a solid grasp of both these concepts, and she was attentive and methodical in working though the problems. We did reinforce the concept of WHY you have to find restrictions (you can't divide by zero) and I went over the concept of distance = rate x time. We went over the strategy of finding restrictions before simplifying the expression, which the student already had in her notes."
"We covered how to solve for x when x is combined with other numbers both in the numerator and denominator. The student needed clarification with how to solve for x, but didn't have trouble grasping the concepts. Remember to first make sure to move remove everything from the denominator by multiplying it to the other side, and then isolate X, whether by division or multiplication, and then use addition or subtraction."
"We covered how to write the explicit formulas of geometric sequences, solved exponential equations, learned how to find the y intercepts of exponential equations, and learned how to find the domain and range of a function."
"We covered inequalities and word problems in this session. The student is definitely very good at inequalities. This is what he is currently covering in class, too, so hopefully, he can improve his math grade."
"We covered inverse functions. This included how to find the inverse of a function in addition to graphing them. We also had to restrict the domains as necessary to make sure the inverse was a function. This session was a win!"
"We covered line graphs, linear vs. nonlinear functions, and quadratic functions (drawing the graph). We reviewed the student's classwork and homework for the week. He retained most of the previous lesson on properties of exponents, and had a solid grasp on negative exponents. He should be able to pass his next quiz on those concepts. He needs a little extra practice on using exponents with actual numbers (i.e. 4 squared is 16, not 8) and how to use equations to find points to graph (i.e. plugging in a number for x to find the y and create the ordered pair). We will continue to work on this next session."