Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We did some of his homework problems and we also went over homework problems from the previous week because this week's homework was very short. He seems to be more comfortable with the material compared to before, but he is definitely getting stuck a lot during the problems. Once I explain things to him though he seems to be grasping most of it and only asks for my help on occasion, which is very good. At this point, I think we need to just wait and see how he does on his tests to see if the tutoring is helping him or not."
"We discussed concepts related to solving limits analytically. Specifically, we talked about how to use the factor and cancel, rationalization, and common denominator methods. She had a little trouble on these at first, but she made progress throughout the session. We also talked about how to use the properties of limits to solve trig limits."
"We finished the section on function transformations and began arithmetic operations with functions. This session allowed me to have a look at the student's approach on solving homework. Despite what I had previously told him, he doesn't read the material, and jumps straight to the homework problems. I will continue to insist on making sure he reads the lecture notes before asking me any questions on his homework."
"We first went over questions the student had about a quiz she was given back. The questions were related to graphing polynomials using zeros, intercepts, and end behavior of functions. The remainder of the time was spent using the rational zero theorem to find roots of polynomial functions. She fully understood the concept after finishing her homework assignment during our session."
"We focused exclusively on the Difference Quotient formula and finding a secant line. Student was quick to jump ahead to the answer; I kept making her slow down and go through the parts. I told her to keep practicing with this and how to simply make up a problem on her own and check if she had the correct answer. "
"We focused heavily on function transformations: both how to solve it algebraically and how the transformation changes graphs. We looked at how reciprocals will create asymptotes at x intercepts the in graphs. We took some time to look at trigonometry of secant, cosecant and cotangent. She needed the most time while working on how changes to the x value in f(x) to find the new domain in problems. She had a positive attitude during the session."