Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The concepts we covered were: transformations with absolute value, restricted domains of composite functions, decomposing a composite function, matrix addition, matrix scalar multiplication, matrix multiplication, properties of matrix multiplication, identity matrices, solving a system of linear equations, inverse of a square matrix, and verifying an inverse matrix."
"The following topics were covered: factoring trinomials, factor by grouping, greatest common factor, difference and sum of two cubes, and adding , subtracting, multiplying and dividing rational expressions. The student struggled with factoring expressions with rational exponents. Overall, the student did very well today. He understood the concepts and how to approach the problems. He felt comfortable with the material. If there was any struggle, he was not afraid to ask questions. I have no concerns regarding this lesson."
"The student and I continued discussing pre-calculus concepts. We focused on curve sketching. He understands the basic concepts but needs more practice working out the finer details of these types of problems."
"The student and I continued to go over questions from the first math section of her previous practice test. As far as concepts, we covered exponent rules, which she is almost guaranteed to see at least 2-3 of, if not more, questions on the test. We also covered strategies, such as avoiding algebra by plugging in our own numbers and identifying when to use the answer choices to plug in to speed up our work as well. For our next session, she will be completing section two of the math section. To help improve her verbal skills, I would recommend she take a look at the online study resources for vocabulary help. Based on her practice test, she is doing great with reading comprehension, so I wouldn't worry too much about that."
"The student and I continued with trigonometric functions. We focused on finding them for angles greater than 90 degrees, instead of just acute angles. We reviewed how one can find the relative acute angle for an angle greater than 90 degrees by adding/subtracting 360 degrees and/or subtracting from 180 degrees. I made sure to emphasize that when drawing the relevant triangles, the sign of the side length is important. He had a great attitude toward the material!"
"The student and I covered an algebra 2 review. We covered graphing polynomial and rational functions and finding the domain, range, intercepts, and end behavior. They have a strong work ethic."