Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Completed review packet problems on logarithmic and exponential expressions in preparations for a test -- topics included simplifying expressions, solving for variables, and manipulation of exponential growth equations. The student had a good command of most of the concepts, but was unfamiliar with solving equations that require factoring or taking the log of both sides when the bases are different."
"We reviewed polar coordinates, polar form, rectangular form, and polar form for complex numbers. We looked at her last quiz. We went over each problem to make sure she understands how to do them. Then I created a new practice quiz based on old problems. I watched her work through the quiz and corrected her when she made a mistake. She definitely understands the material."
"The student and I worked on complex numbers -- specifically calculating the trigonometric form, multiplying/dividing, and using powers. She needed a couple reminders as to how to solve the problem, but overall she did very well (hardly any errors and a good understanding of the concept behind each problem). We spent the last 30 minutes of the session reviewing her first unit. I had her take a practice quiz. I encouraged her to take time to go back through her notes and complete the quiz so we could go over the problems she was having the most difficulty with."
"We went over graphing functions including horizontal and vertical shifts. We concentrated on exponential and logarithmic functions as well as the practical application of compound interest. We agreed that he needed more work on logarithmic functions and he will look for some of those problems before our next meeting."
"The student wanted help memorizing the unit circle, so I gave her some tips and strategies on how to do so. We then discussed doing trig proofs and simplifying trig expressions. To help her with the problems, I recommend that she memorize the common trig identities. In future sessions, we will also focus lightly on improving her overall algebra skills."
"We went over trig identities for sin, cos, and tan of unit circle. We also went over chemistry concepts for enthalpy. The student just needs to work on memorizing the unit circle. She also needs a little more practice with enthalpy, but she seems to be catching on. The main equation is q=mc(change in)T; from that equation she just has to identify which reaction is occurring, endothermic or exothermic."