Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Odd and even functions, graphing trig functions, transforming trig functions (amplitude, horizontal stretch, periods, horizontal and vertical shifts), physics applications Before next time: read next section about transforming tan, cot, csc, and sec functions. I will bring the solution for difficult problems involving the proof for double angle identities."
"Today the student and I worked on trig identities and polar coordinates. The trig identities were from the past sections and I knew he needed work on them. I know these types of problems take a lot of practice and so we have been doing so. We then moved onto polar coordinates, which is a new subject. We learned how to graph them and tried to get the basic concepts down."
"The student and I worked on her work that dealt with graphing sine and 2sine according to the circle unit. We then worked on some practice problems from the previous lessons as a review. The student was left with some more problems to practice before her quiz. I will also be emailing her some more materials that cover discovering the distance between cities using degrees, minutes, and seconds as well as the even-odd property."
"The student was able to complete most of the next week's classwork. He will be traveling over the weekend so it was a good idea for him to get ahead. The material went rather quickly because it was functions of logarithms and exponential functions. Since we had already covered transformation of functions in a generalized transformations, these problems were completed quickly."
"Concepts Covered: 1) Analyzing rational functions ; 2) Graphing rational functions by transformations ; and 3) I reviewed with the student two pre-calculus homework packets."
"Today the student and I worked on rational roots theorem, creating polynomials with given roots, and synthetic division."