Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session, we went over the student's most recent homework and reviewed the notes from this weekend and the word problems from his last test review package. We needed to re-examine the definition of inverse trigonometric functions and how what the student already knows about trig functions can be applied to them. Once he understood the pattern of switching between regular and inverse functions, he was able to complete his homework. Going forward, he will need to be careful in switching back and forth between the two. When reviewing the class notes on the tangent function, he was able to extend that information to the cotangent function. He also had no problems completing the word problems on his previous test review."
"On Tuesday, I helped the student redo a few problems from her last unit project. Her teacher asked her to redo a few problems to make her work clear and show better competency. I was glad to hear her assignment wasn't rejected as a whole. After finishing those questions, I helped her complete a review of one homework assignment online which focused on the new unit, including sequences and limits. These are the bases on which calculus is founded, so not only are these two concepts incredibly important but they are also stranger than the conventional math she (and anyone at her level) are used to studying."
"The concepts covered included domain of log functions, vertical asymptote and slant asymptote of rational functions, and solving inequalities. The student did not understand how to solve nonlinear inequalities and determine the domain of log functions. He was having a hard time understanding how to determine the slant asymptote of rational functions. After explaining the concepts, the student understood. I checked for understanding through questioning."
"The concepts covered today included the rules of logarithms. The student expressed that she did not understand the topic in class, so we proceeded to review logarithms. The only misstep that occurred was rewriting logarithms because the rules were new. After about four examples, the student seemed pretty fluent. Good session."
"The concepts covered were combinations and permutations. The student has a minor difficulty in applying the formulas for combinations and permutations. She seemed a bit stressed initially, but after the session started, she seemed confident. She figured out when to multiply the chosen formula vs when to add it for determining probability."
"The concepts covered with the student were solving polynomial functions by the factor, remainder, long division, synthetic division, and rational zeros theorems. I also covered analyzing rational functions in order to find X and Y intercepts, vertical asymptotes, horizontal asymptotes, oblique asymptotes, and then graphing the functions. I also covered solving algebraic inequalities."