Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over limit theory and basic calculus concepts. We also looked at material involving expressing polynomials as rational sums. He had difficulty with this on a recent quiz, but he seemed to understand the concepts today, and we solidified anything he was unsure about in preparation for the upcoming test and quarterly. The student did great, as always."
"The student and I reviewed in preparation for her upcoming final. Topics covered included trigonometric identities, problem solving through double and half angle formulas, and sum and difference trigonometric functions."
"The student had some questions regarding her homework problems. Topics covered included: rationalization, factoring, FOIL, inequalities, graphing, Pythagorean theorem, and properties of exponents. The student showed an improvement in her problem-solving skills, and will use the textbook to review topics she did not fully understand."
"The student has a test tomorrow. She felt confident in the material covered until Friday's lecture. She and I reviewed the basics of functions, particularly examples practicing algebraic concepts. I attempted to bring some clarity to her professor's notes, and oriented it in the coordinate plane. We focused mostly on finding the range of some very complicated functions, which required some higher level algebra. I think she is satisfied with understanding the basics. I helped her feel more confident for her exam tomorrow."
"The student's math final is at the end of this week, so we worked through problems from her review packet. She had forgotten most of the material from the beginning of the semester, so I reviewed multiplicity, factoring of polynomials, finding roots, and when to use long division. She was able to do new problems once I showed her an example problem."
"The student completed a homework assignment on the behavior of graphs of exponential expressions, determining the equations of exponential expressions from two points along the curve, and expressing word problems as exponential expressions. Once the assigned problems were done, we continued to practice similar problems to prepare for Wednesday's quiz. He appears to be more comfortable dealing with negative and fractional exponents and he is able to describe the behavior of graphs (y-intercept, concavity, and end member behavior) without having to graph them. Before the quiz, I suggest that he continue to practice the above as well as quickly review the rules for simplifying exponents."