Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on previous quizzes involving exponential and linear regression modeling. He also needed help with determining function from a graph plotted on a semi-log scale, and so I showed him the linearized form of the function and how to determine both the slope and y-intercept for the function."
"The student is currently going over trigonometric problems. He is doing really well with graphing, and recently he got 100% on a test. He feels ready for the upcoming quiz. He did, however, struggle with a quiz he took last week, so we went back and covered the mistake made on that quiz. We discussed rotational speed problems. We also went over several problems involving the unit circle. He has a very strong grasp on the unit circle and recreated it within 2 minutes (which is crazy fast). I asked him to print a syllabus so that if he feels comfortable with current material then maybe we can start covering future material."
"The student is improving very well. He is currently preparing for his final exam. We covered law of sines and cosines and how to graph trig functions. We used transformation rules to help graph the trig functions. We briefly reviewed completely the square method to help us identify the center and radius of a circle. Lastly, we decomposed rational functions."
"The student is now finding features of rational functions and graphing them; we went over her homework, and she was doing very well and understood it completely. Her teacher has chosen not to do oblique asymptotes, so we skipped those. Before I left, we went over other recent material that she will have to know for her test tomorrow. She is hoping for a 100, and I think she can get it."
"The student is studying rational functions for the unit she is on. We started with functions that are equal to zero to find the roots of the functions and the asymptotes. Graphing the function and noting the intervals in which the functions studied satisfy the inequality has been her biggest difficulty, so we worked through several problems to address this issue. She has been very responsive to my suggestions, and was able to understand where she made mistakes with the algebra in her work. The best advice for her is to graph the functions using the table of x and y values for the inequalities, so that she can see where the graph satisfies the inequality, and where it doesn't."
"The student is working with ellipses and hyperbolas, going from equations to figuring out the center, vertices, foci, etc. I showed him how to do the detective work to figure it all out, since there is a general order that works best. He should do well on the quiz he has coming up."