Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Went over arithmetic sequences. The student was not given the proper formulas for finding specific terms and sums. Once given the formulas, she had no trouble using it's direct application. We then explored other applications of the formulas (finding consecutive missing terms, etc.). The student was able to comprehend the material and felt more comfortable with the topic. We then went over conditional and marginal probability. She had a basic understanding but needed help with the advanced applications of probability (finding probability of event happening once or more). Once we went through a couple of examples, she was able to breeze through the rest of her homework and was more comfortable with the material."
"Maximums and minimums, points of inflection, quotient rule, product rule, chain rule, related rates. The student was not struggling with anything specifically but did demonstrate improvement as the session went on. I do not have any real concerns as of yet."
"Today we began by working on his homework. The topic was finding the line perpendicular to another line in three dimensional space. Most problems required converting between different ways of expressing an equation of a line. We also worked through several of the problems he has on his pre-test. Many of the problems were similar to the homework. For the student's test tomorrow he needs to be sure to have memorized the equations for the law of sines, the law of cosines, the SSS formula for finding the area of a triangle, and the SAS formula for finding the area of a triangle. He also needs to watch his positive and negative signs."
"Today, we reviewed the homework assignment after lesson 83. It involved reviewing the laws of sines and cosines, order of operations, complex number notation, graphing hyperbolas and parabolas, trig identities and values, logarithms, and completing the square. We spent some extra time working with trig identities, since those can appear in many forms but are still expected to be memorized."
"We finished going over the student's quiz from earlier in the week and then worked on her review guide for her exam on Monday. I could tell that she had studied the material that we had gone over on Tuesday; she really understood those concepts. Today, she asked a lot of really good questions about new concepts that were on her review, and we went in-depth on those. These concepts included finding vertical, horizontal, and slant asymptotes of high degree polynomials and graphing them. In addition, I showed her how to use her graphing calculator to help her on the word problems and others were she had to find maximums, minimums, and zeroes. She seemed very confident at the end of the session."
"We met to prepare the student for an exam tomorrow on polar coordinates. We reviewed converting polar to rectangular coordinates and vice versa, how to graph polar equations, and how to calculate distance between two points in a polar graph (namely, with a triangle and the law of cosines)."