Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We made it through the review sheet together. I told her to ask for extra practice and talk to her teacher if she wasn't completely comfortable with the material. However, there were only a few types of problems that all followed pretty much the same template."
"We went through the section on vectors in the student's textbook then worked through the even-numbered problems. We focused on what adding vectors means graphically. She was doing very well after we went through the examples. We solved problems involving angular acceleration and moment of inertia for her physics class. She has trouble fitting the given information into the basic formula T=Ia, so we talked about methods to find each of these variables."
"We went over trigonometric ratios and finding values of Sin Cos Tan Csc Sec Cot, using the SOH CAH TOA formula. The student had a cooperative attitude and interest in the subject. I did not leave him with any practice because there is practice already in his online homework. The student had a little trouble with applying the SOH CAH TOA method in the beginning, but he was able to understand with practice. Overall, there was good progress and he was able to grasp the material. I left him with practice problems."
"The student expressed that he has a more difficult time graphing trigonometric functions under time pressure. We focused on developing a consistent and efficient strategy for tackling these types of problems."
"The student is now working on logarithms. He had some reading and a worksheet to do. We started the session by working through the worksheet. We covered quite a bit, and we will continue this lesson at our next session."
"The student and I reviewed specific concepts he was struggling with from the semester coursework in preparation for his final exam. We covered graphing and interpreting graphs of piecewise functions; determining the domain and range of several types of algebraic expressions; determining whether a function is odd, even, or neither; composing functions and determining their domain; and finding the vertex and axis of symmetry for parabolas. He struggled the most with graphing piecewise functions and determining the domain after composing functions. After working through several examples he was able to complete problems with few issues. There are two big areas we did not get to today but will focus on during our next session: rational expressions and determining complex zeros. He is to review the material we covered today and determine if he needs to review any of the material in our next session."