Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over graphing Trig functions. We also discussed her most recent exam. She scored an 80%. Moving forward, we will continue to review for her final exam."
"Today we focused on parabolas and their features. Using the parabola formula, we identified their vertex, focus, focal width, axis, directrix, etc."
"Reviewed chapter 13.1 homework (data sheets, bar graphs, histograms). She got a 79 on her chapter 5 test (89 with test corrections)."
"Today was the last section from the chapter we have been working on. It was a review of everything we had covered up till now and it was great to see her working efficiently. After we started focusing on the math, she was really perceptive to how to find the right answers and knew how to use the equations we had talked about. We had a lot of math dealing with imaginary numbers and she remembered just about everything about them. We also solved more inequalities and I explained how/ why they work the way they do. I ended up getting side-tracked a little and taught her a little bit about basic kinematics, but I did this on my own time and recorded only what we spent on her math. She seemed to really enjoy it though, and I'm glad I got to share with her a little."
"We spent the entirety of today's session discussing how to graph the sine and cosine functions via graph shifting. During the start of the session, we went through simple examples of the four major types of graph shifting, namely, horizontal shifts, vertical shifts, changes in frequency, and changes in amplitude. We then went through some of her homework problems on the subject and practiced going through a specific series of steps to graph the functions. Over the course of the session, she appeared to become comfortable with the process used to graph sine and cosine functions as well as making gains in some of her struggles with fractions due to needing to work with them so much when graphing these functions."
"The student and I reviewed for her test tomorrow, primarily focusing on functions, and domain and range. We did lots of examples from her homework and classwork, as well as some examples that I created for her. In the examples, we went over how to solve for domain using on the equation, and how to solve for both domain and range using the graphing calculator. Her basic math skills are strong, but she sometimes struggles to remember certain definitions and this leads to her mistakes. As soon as she understood the definitions and rules, she immediately did better on the examples. By the end of the session, she was able to solve 3 out of the 4 domain problems correctly on the first attempt, and only needed minor revisions to correct the fourth problem. She will be contacting me on an as-needed basis for any further tutoring sessions."