Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on review for the student's final exam. It was our first meeting this semester, but she seems to be doing pretty well and seems much more committed to learning the material. Her attitude was good as usual. We discussed a few multiple-choice strategies to help her better manage her time on the final (eliminating obviously wrong answers before guessing, circling hard problems and going back, etc.). Her extra practice is review from the online book and finishing the review packet."
"Both students and I reviewed the most recent derivative material for their quiz the following day. We went over the product rule, the quotient rule, the power rule, and simplifying expressions before and after deriving them. We also went over asymptotes and limits of graphs. We went over how to find the equation for a tangent line to a graph using the derivative. We did many practice problems in both sections."
"Building equations to find area of rectangles, squares, triangles, and other odd shapes by using the equations of a line or lines that were given. This allowed us to find max or mins based on the graphs of the areas."
"Concepts covered with the student were analyzing polynomial functions to determine their degree, leading coefficient, leading term, zeros, multiplicities, and number of turning points. I also covered using the leading coefficient test to determine the end behavior of the graph of a function and application of the intermediate value theorem."
"Concepts covered: preparation for a test over basic functions including, finding roots. RATEY method and graph predictions, end behaviors (Leading Coefficient), and imaginary complementary pairs. The student was very positive and active in her learning. Listening and tried to apply all the tools and concepts I shared with her. We left with enough extra work on her review for her to get in some additional practice for her exam. She will talk to her teacher before the test and get some advice before her test date."
"Concepts covered: synthetic division, asymptotes (V, H, and Slant), graphing functions, and solving quadratic functions. The student didn't seem to really be struggling, just wanted to check her understanding. The student seems okay with the material. She doesn't seem to find it too difficult. No strategies or study skills were provided in this session. No extra practice was given. This was the first session, so no scores/grades for comparison. No concerns from this session."