Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student is preparing for a quiz on all the vector material we have covered the last few sessions, up through dot products. She had some questions from homework problems so we used those examples to go over the concepts. The student did well asking for clarification when she did not understand something, and making sure to repeat back what she learned until she comprehended it. She is on the right track studying for her quiz. She is doing better with practice and knows what she still needs to review."
"Topics covered included Exponential and Logarithmic functions, their graphs, and applications thereof. This also included some review of previous material concerning graphing functions from their base graphs and using transformations. Spending extra time the applications section was recommended though."
"Even though it was precalculus class, he has already started learning derivatives. We covered taking a derivative of functions and its application (rate of change in flow of fluids, velocity etc.) The student is bright and really understands the concepts. His mind calculations and memory were outstanding. I didn't leave any extra problems for the week."
"Tonight we continued with concepts that include instantaneous rates of change. I began to introduce the definition of a derivative. The student worked through practice problems finding average slopes and instantaneous rates of change utilizing limits. He had no problem working through the examples and as he worked through the process I explained what he was solving for conceptually and compared it to the average slopes he had found in previous examples. Overall, the student was able to work very well through the problems and we will continue next week."
"Tonight, the student and I began working through some sections of her final project. The majority of this section focused on graphing trigonometric functions. We walked through graphing each function. We then discussed the domain and range for each one. We also worked through graphing inverse functions and their respective domains/ranges. Different graphing approaches were presented, and the student quickly grasped the concept of using the radian circle to help graph the functions. Finally, we discussed what Pythagorean triples are and how to derive them. The student has an exam this week, and I recommended that she work through the homework problems again. The student got a fantastic grade on last week's quiz as well! Keep up the good work!!"
"We covered applied parametric equations and looked at the individual components of a function modeling the location of a projectile. The student has a firm grasp on the basic concepts of parametrics and vectors, so we spent most of the session relating the two concepts to one another and explaining mathematical models in real terms."