Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I covered Arc lengths and Arc areas. She seems to struggle with keeping up with some of the steps that she does. Her attitude toward the material seemed as though she knew what was going on, just need guidance on how to clean up her methods. I told her to start writing out the equations she wants to use and the given values. I left the student with problems to try out in her book for next time. I have not seen any grades. I managed to get her consistent and used to the concept of arc length and area."
"The student and I covered composition and its domain, decomposition, and inverses and its domain. She informed me that she has been improving her academics; her grades are coming along. After today's session, she seems to be more confident and understanding of the material."
"The student and I covered composition functions and their domains, end behavior and turning points of graphs of polynomials, completing the square of a polynomial and writing it in standard form. She was ready to get down to work and eager to learn what her mistakes were on her test that was recently handed back. We had some extra time to start on her next homework assignment. She seemed to feel a little more confident with the material after our session."
"The student and I covered even and odd symmetry of functions, domain of functions, domain of functions by algebraic and graphical inspection, and transformations of functions by shifting and scaling. The student asked a couple of questions for each topic that I explained, and they seemed to understand it well. I showed the student specific shortcuts to distinguish even symmetry and odd symmetry by substituting -x for x in f(x) and if the overall function doesn't change, then its symmetry is even."
"The student and I covered exponential and logarithmic functions (graphing, solving, roots, etc.) The student did not struggle with anything that I noted. He needs to stop doing so much work in his head--those were the only times he messed up. He took a quiz on Thursday, but he does not know his grade yet. He has a test coming up this week. Next week's session will be a good time to look at how helpful the structure of our tutoring sessions is by looking at his quiz and test grades."
"The student and I covered exponential equations today. We focused on graphs of exponential functions and using exponential functions to solve word problems (population growth and carbon decay). She seemed to understand the word problems much better when we went over some of the basic rules of logarithms."