Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We continued working on parametric equations to prepare his upcoming quiz and test. We mainly focused on the conversion of equations between parametric and rectangular forms. The student is making noticeable progress having only minor errors. The session went great and we planned to meet on Thursday to focus on preparing for the upcoming test."
"In our session today, we covered the student's most recent classroom material. This included mainly trigonometric functions and their various applications. The first half of the session was mainly devoted to using sine, cosine, and tangent to find the missing sides and angles of a right triangle. To do this, we used the formulas found in SohCahToa. He seemed to understand this very well. After, we spent a lot of time on the Pythagorean identities and how to use them to find the value of missing trigonometric functions. In order to use these on a test, he'll have to memorize these three equations. But tonight, after going through several of these problems, he seemed to understand it well. I think it was a very productive session!"
"Today I helped the student catch up on a few days of missed class by reviewing with her a packet of material she missed during those days. We covered simplifying mixed rational expressions, converting rational expressions back into mixed fractions, and studying graphical properties of rational functions such as asymptotes and end behavior. She has a quiz on the material tomorrow and should be all ready for it."
"Today we worked on parametric equations, as well as some Arithmetic and Geometric series concepts. The student did well with these. We went over how to get a parametric equation back into rectangular coordinates, today as well."
"During this session, we focused on introducing parametric equations. The student had just started this subject in class, so we started with a quick overview of the topic before starting on the class homework. We worked on parameterizing equations, as well as translating from a parametric equation back to the x/y form. We also discussed why parametric equations are useful outside of the precalculus classroom. At the end of the session, we reviewed the session's topics by doing a quick, informal quiz."
"Today we covered complex numbers for most of the time and work on some other math at the end. The student has a good understanding of what a complex number is, which usually gives students a lot of problems (it's hard to imagine imaginary numbers). She was doing well with the basic problems, so we focused on the more difficult problems. Overall, I don't have many notes to add about this topic. By the end, she was doing them fully automated without any help. In future sessions, we can work on keeping all of those equations straight. We worked through a couple sheets to practice. She showed impressive critical thinking while working through these problems. She would stop and think about how some inconsistencies in the problem didn't make sense and then would say what she thinks it should be."