Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We specifically covered finding powers and roots of trigonometric complex numbers. After covering the lesson, we did some review problems from the book. The student was able to finish the homework with little supervision, but needs to improve the quality of his steps. I left him to clean up the work he did after the session. Overall, the session was excellent."
"During this session, we focused on reviewing the properties of conic sections for an upcoming exam. We talked about implicit equations for circles, ellipses, parabolas, and hyperbolas, and worked on translating back and forth between graphs and equations. We also talked about other properties of these shapes (including concepts like foci and axis of symmetry)."
"We were learning logarithms and exponents today. We were factored exponential expressions then we expand logarithm as sum or difference using three mail properties: product Rule, Quotient Rule, and Power rule. Also we re-write the sum or difference as a single logarithms. Also we have learned how to use basic properties of logarithms and discussed hoe to determine domain of the logarithmic function."
"This was my first session with the student. She is a good student with a solid understanding of the material. She is currently working on expanding and condensing logarithmic expressions using logarithm properties. She also worked on problems solving exponential and logarithmic equations, which also required the application of properties. She picks up skills quickly. Once I teach her how to do one problem, she can apply those skills independently to work on other problems."
"We went through the main trigonometric identities and used them to simplify various trig functions. We used the reciprocal and quotient identities to change everything into sines and cosines to see where things could cancel out. Then, we used the Pythagorean identities to simplify any squared trig functions. Lastly, we solved a few more trig problems using the factoring techniques from factoring polynomials. The student is doing very well using the reciprocal and quotient identities, and she is becoming more comfortable recognizing when to use the Pythagorean identities and factoring to solve a trig function."
"The student has been practicing his trig, and he has pretty much mastered finding the six functions on given triangles. We moved on to finding the six trig functions for angles other than acute angles, using references and the unit circle. He was struggling with this at first, but he can find the values using the unit circle."