Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Session went great! We went over odd and even functions and how to see from a graph whether or not a function was odd or even and how to tell algebraically whether or not a function was even or odd. The student seems like an awesome guy, and I am excited to continue working with him throughout the semester. This was our first session, and it went very well. We worked through his homework assignment, and I explained things more in depth when there was something he was not picking up on well. Our next session will most likely be this weekend."
"She and I covered transformations of functions, and piecewise functions. The hardest part was identifying functions by looking at graphs and sketching the transformed functions. I noticed that graphs in particular are a challenge. However, she was eventually comfortable with the material, and she was already very confident with word problems with piecewise functions. I discussed focused/diffused thinking, which involves stepping back and looking at the "big picture" to solve a problem in between focused work."
"She and I looked over her most recent Calculus material to complete her homework. We went over maxima, minima, sign charts, and we worked with creating equations to meet the description given about the first and second derivatives. Then, we did PSAT math problems and worked through techniques to solve those problems."
"She and I reviewed factoring polynomials and solving quadratic equations. She seemed comfortable with the material and said that she knew about this topic before it was covered in class. We went over a lot of examples."
"She and I talked about imaginary numbers and completed a short problem set for school. I created a few additional problems to help her feel more comfortable with the concept of i and to review concepts from earlier math classes. She let me know that she got a 90% on her past math test, which is the highest she's had for math. We finished the math early, so we spent a bit of time reviewing for the PSAT, which she is taking this weekend."
"She and I went over a number of concepts that were directly related to what was going to be on her test, all of which were trigonometry related. We did shadow word problems, trig identity problems, inverse trig functions, and using special triangle side ratios in order to solve for trig functions. We emphasized the difference between angle measure and side lengths, angle of depression and elevation, and finding numerical values of sine vs. cos. Essentially, I allowed her to really go through her notes and review to see where the problems were and ask specific questions related to the problems she was having."