Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over factorization, and she was pretty good at it, but I gave some tips on how to dissect big problems which helped out a lot. Did them all, and it turned out well!"
"We went over his math homework today. It was still mostly basic function problems. We also started using the graphing calculator more for some problems, but he seemed to know how to use it so he didn't need my help for that. He has a very good attitude towards all the material we go over. He works somewhat slowly but he works hard and I am sure we can expect good marks on his first test."
"We went over his review for his test and successfully completed the entire thing! The concepts included the unit circle, trigonometric functions, inverse and composite functions, and linear and angular velocity. The student was able to work through about 80% of the review independently, which is fantastic! It seemed like he really comprehended the material from previous sessions."
"We went over how to graph polynomials. The student learned how to find the zeros (roots of the equation), find the vertex coordinates (x,y), and finally be able to graph the function. I believe the student was struggling with the steps on how to approach this certain problem. So, I provided him with step-by-step on how to graph polynomials. There were a couple mistakes he made, but the student was able to quickly fix it by himself after I showed him where the mistakes were. Other than that, I feel the student was very engaged in learning and was quick to catch on the lesson. Good first session overall."
"We went over how to plot trig functions. This topic included phase shift, displacement, amplitude, and domain recognition. We explored the visual and numerical methods of determining the characteristics of each function. Furthermore, we reinforced the concept of the unit circle and how it applies to plotting methods. Overall it was a great session. The student should continue practicing the examples of trig function plotting until it is concrete. Also, he will need to make sure he continues to memorize the unit circle. I look forward to seeing how he did on his test."
"We went over inverse functions. The student is solid at solving equations, but he had some questions on the actual methods to finding the inverse of functions. He has a practice packet for an upcoming test to complete, and we plan on going over that for the next session. Overall, I am not overly concerned; he just has to practice two new methods learned today, and he should be good to go."