Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We began working with rational expressions. I showed him how this topic connected with the previous units we went through. I showed him how factoring was to be applied in simplifying rational expressions as well as operations with said expressions. He needed more assistance with factoring (albeit not as much as before) than with its application after. I made sure he reviewed all rules of factoring to help enforce retention. We spent the rest of the session going over homework problems."
"We continued with the concept of function composition and other arithmetic combinations of functions. The homework problems build upon concepts the student and I have gone over (factoring polynomials using identities, function domains). He is able to tie those concepts together and use them to solve homework problems. I will set an hour aside in a future session and give him an assessment test and evaluate his progress. Still, he's been showing tremendous growth from one week to the next."
"We continued working on transformations of functions, and we also reviewed average value of a function, and the slope of a line through two points. We covered the different forms of the equation of a line, and made good progress on working through problems where the equation of the line is given and the slope and y-intercept have to be discerned by re-arranging the equation into slope-intercept form."
"We continued working through the chapter concerning trigonometric functions. We started getting into transformations of trigonometric functions, and how those affect the phase shift, vertical shift, period, and amplitude. The student also got some practice using her graphing calculator to input and graph functions."
"We covered 4 sections in her homework packets. All of the sections had to do with linear functions, finding x- and y- intercepts, and manipulating equations to find parallel and perpendicular lines. She was prepared and understood the material quickly."
"We covered absolute value in functions, the domain and range of functions, transformations, and dimensional analysis. We went over her most recent test and which problems had given her the most trouble. We practiced and went through problems in her textbook. She has a good grasp on the concepts in her class, and with practice and time she is able to solve the problems correctly. I talked to her about her asking for extra problems to practice from her teacher to practice her speed for solving problems. This was a successful first meeting in determine the best methods, and how to communicate and teach the material to her."