Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over a chapter review on more Trig identities, working on recognizing possible paths to take to best solve a problem. We also reviewed some homework questions that he had been unclear on in preparation for his upcoming test."
"We cleared up some questions the student had about modeling altitude problems with right triangles. When we finished clearing up her questions on all current material, we looked ahead to the next lesson to be covered in class, the Law of Sines, and I taught her the whole lesson. We reviewed the basic formula for the rule and rudimentary problems that call for it, then went on to discuss its application to finding the area of a triangle and how to handle ambiguous SSA cases."
"The student and I practiced doing proofs with quadrilaterals. We focused on thinking about the proof backwards, and that seemed to really help her. We went back and practiced the Two Point theorem for proving that a line segment was a perpendicular bisector. Then the student and I went through some of her future homework, focusing on how to tell if you can form more than one triangle if given an angle and a set of legs. We also talked about when to use the Law of Sines."
"Reviewed what we went over regarding parabolas, quizzing her on knowledge concepts and equations. Moved into functions and talking about how to work with them. Taught her how to do p's and q's quicker and what certain givens from problems represent in terms of solving the problem. Also went over Max Area equation again."
"The student wanted to split the time between pre-cal and physics, so we started by working problems of every type from her pre-cal review and finished by working on her online physics assignment. She got over 100% on the assignment, which counts as a quiz grade."
"During this session, basic organizing plans were discussed. Lastly, a pre-cal review worksheet was started."