Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This was my first session with the student. We covered a recent exam that he did poorly on. I worked with him on the unit circle. In addition to that, we worked on reference angles and converting between radians and degrees. We also covered inverse sine and cosine functions."
"This session was spent reviewing previous material for an upcoming test. We reviewed Trig proofs, inverse trig functions and trig identities and we also worked several practice problems regarding each subject. Afterwards we discussed test taking strategies that Patrick could use."
"We went over the class's most recent material involving perfect square notation and polynomial division. I reviewed how to write a quadratic polynomial in terms of a perfect square. After repeated practice problems, the student seemed to get it. We then reviewed how to perform both types of polynomial division and then worked through assigned homework problems requiring polynomial division. The student had an easier time with polynomial division."
"We reviewed trigonometric functions, mainly how to graph them, and how to write the equation based on the graph. She did a great job recognizing the transformations to the base functions to write the proper equation. We then reviewed word problems (involving triangles), and how to set them up in order to solve for the unknown. She had a pretty good idea how to approach these problems to begin with, but there were certain situations where she was unsure. After doing several practice problems, she was able to solve all of them effectively."
"Yesterday, the student and I worked on reviewing material for test. I tested him on the relevant topics, and then based on what he struggled with the most, we did more review using problems in the book. We worked further on exponents and radicals. We will meet again on Saturday to continue reviewing for the first test, as well as review the latest material."
"The student and I took this week's session to review one of the key underlying concepts of trigonometry: the unit circle and trigonometric functions. We began by reviewing special right triangles. Then we discussed the concept of the unit circle and angles in standard position and proceeded to fill out the values for sine and cosine of main angles around the unit circle. Once we did this, we translated those values to the graph of sine and cosine functions. We also used an online applet to discuss the behavior of the graphs. Next time, we will focus on how the graphs change. Note: The student scored an 84% on her latest trigonometry test."