Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we started to go over exponentials and how to break them down into a graph form. The student did well with only a few mistakes. We then went over some physics with forces. I explained to him the difference between mass and weight (force). He used Newton's First law to answer some homework problems. We stopped and analyzed each one since it didn't deal with numbers."
"This was my first meeting with the student. We covered the unit circle, trig functions, converting radians to degrees and degrees to radians, and special triangles. He was preparing for a test he has tomorrow in Pre-Calculus over these topics. We completed and started a few homework assignments also. By the end of the session he had a much better grasp of all the concepts listed."
"The student and I worked on a review of Ch. P in preparation for his upcoming exam. We reviewed and worked on problems covering the mid point formula, y=mx+b, quadratic equation, complex numbers, slope, equation of a circle, slopes of parallel and perpendicular lines."
"The student had a pre-calculus test coming up this week and wanted to study for that. We began by reviewing graphs of hyperbolas, specifically in regards to how to obtain the x and y intercepts, and how to identify horizontal and vertical asymptotes. We then continued to the reviewing of polynomials with degree three and larger, and how to obtain the roots of the polynomial using a guess and check method by examining the coefficients of the largest and smallest degree polynomials. We reviewed that if a function has an imaginary root, it also has a negative imaginary root. We finished the session by reviewing the principles of imaginary numbers (the square root of I is -1) and their importance (multiplying two imaginary numbers makes a real number). She should do fine on her test."
"I began by explaining where trigonometric identities come from and how we are supposed to use them. We then went through several practice problems. I will pull together several more examples with detailed steps to help her."
"The student wanted to review a few sections on trigonometric functions for another upcoming test, including that of sine and cosine functions, mostly. Similar to the last session, he picked up on the material pretty well with minimum assistance on grasping the concepts. I believe he knows the material."
"I helped the student prepare for her Precalculus test. We worked again on rules of logarithms, graphing on logarithms and transitions."
"Reviewed material from previous chapters: equations of lines, slope intercept and point slope, exponents, compound interest and logarithms. The student seemed to learn quickly and felt she was understanding the material better."
"The student and I studied for his precalculus final. We started doing his review assignment, which consisted of textbook problems from each chapter review. We did a couple problems from each section to make sure we covered all the material."
"The student and I worked through all of the questions he sent me. We went over several equations and learned multiple methods for solving many of the problems. He did a very good job. I recommend extra practice in order to further cement the concepts."
"We continued with trigonometric functions, this time on the right triangle. We covered combining trigonometry with the Pythagorean theorem to solve some problems. We also took a look at the sine and cosine of special angles."
"Covered graphing of trigonometric functions, sine, cosine, tangent, secant, cosecant, and cotangent. Discussed the meaning of amplitude, phase shift, vertical shifts, asymptotes, and symmetry about the y-axis and origin."