Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I discussed the current lesson on simplifying rational expressions involving polynomials. Once we went through a few examples of that concept, we moved onto reviewing for her test tomorrow. We went over again how to find the roots, multiplicities, end behavior and degree from a polynomial function's equation, and how to use this information to sketch a graph of it."
"The student and I focused heavily on precalculus concepts, mainly partial fractions! We did many practice problems and also explored different areas of math in which he struggled. Let me know if you need any help with anything school-related, such as college apps, math, other classes you're taking, etc.!"
"The student and I had a session reviewing his material for his midterm next week. This material covered chapters 1, 2 and 3, and we worked on review problems from these chapters to refresh his skills with these concepts. We are going to continue working throughout the week before his test on Monday."
"The student and I looked at finding the equation of a quadratic function using the vertex form when given two points on the graph and the axis of symmetry. We talked about how the axis of symmetry gives the V_x, so when we plug the other two points into the equation, we will end up with a system of two equations with two unknowns, which we can solve using substitution, elimination, or matrices."
"The student and I met today to begin reviewing for his final exam, which is next week. (We will also meet on Sunday to review). We made very good progress on his review sheet and covered a large number of topics -- I believe we completed something like 40 review problems. He still has some more to do to complete the sheet before we meet for our final review. He was quite focused, as always, throughout our session and quite strong on the material. I look forward to talking with him again on Sunday!"
"The student and I moved onto the module on trig identities. We learned how to prove identities, starting from the LHS and/or RHS, using Pythagorean trig formulas, and then briefly started on sum and product identities."