Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed chapters 1-4 problems in anticipation for the upcoming exam. We covered the topics involving demand/supply functions and graphing techniques. Progress was made in setting up the word problems and then solving."
"We spent most of the session reviewing the student's current pre-calc session, which deals with graphing trigonometric functions. We started talking about vertical and horizontal shifts of trig functions, vertical stretches, and horizontal stretches (changes in period of the function). We spent time discussing how to graph more complex trig functions (such as cosecant and secant) and how to correctly pick out points to plot these functions with. From there we discussed reference angles then rotational motion, and did some practice problems that related angular velocity to linear velocity. Lastly we touched on her physics homework, dealing with free-body diagrams and forces."
"Today we studied compositions of functions. We talked about their relevance in terms of physics and computer science, looked at mapping diagrams to understand their domains and ranges, and we worked some word problems that also involved dimensional analysis. He showed considerable progress near the end of the session."
"Today we went over rational vs. irrational numbers, degree of an absolute value function, continuity requirements of a function, translational properties, and polynomial shape behavior. The student had to prepare for his Chapter 2 exam on rational zeroes theorem and complex conjugates. He learned the discriminant of a quadratic equation, the absolute value of a complex number, and the distance between complex numbers."
"The student had a quiz prior to our session and she was much happier with the results. We worked through more analytical geometry and she was able to finish all of her homework and questions from the chapter."
"The student received a 95, 100, and 90 on most recent tests and quizzes. We worked on evaluation trig identities with sum and difference of angles and exact values. Completed at least 20 problems for quiz preparation. We also reviewed a few test corrections to prepare for final exams. The student is making great progress and is setting goals to achieve an A in the course."
"We covered assigned review material for the student's midterm exam which is scheduled for next week. He plans to ask his teacher about it. We did not finish the review material, so plan to meet once more."
"The student and I worked on some exam review from his textbook, page 71, problems 2, 6, 14, 22, 28, 30-36 evens, 38, 44-48 evens, 65, and 69-72. Many of these questions were actually review type questions from algebra, while incorporating pre-calculus subjects, such as quadratic graphs and closest, least whole number graphs. He grasped concepts very quickly. The student has a very solid foundation and understands the nuances of concepts that require detailed thinking very quickly. We also worked on another homework problem set from his book, page 79, 6, 10, 12-18, 44-60 evens, 69, 70, 73, and 74."
"Today we worked on a physics review and a pre-calc review. The physics review covered work, power, and the work-KE theorem as well as conservation of mechanical energy. The student did very well with these concepts. The pre-calculus review also went pretty well. He just had a few questions on some trig identity problems, but over all knew the concepts well."
"In our most recent session, I spent one hour with both students working on chemistry and pre-calculus, respectively. With the student, we reviewed atomic theory and how to calculate percent composition. With the student, we began to work on her review for her final semester exam."
"Today was the last lesson of the student's class, and we finished all remaining assignments together before moving on to review. I asked the student for areas that he felt the least comfortable with, and we reviewed relevant formulas and I had him practice the problems to memorize some of the more difficult identities for the test."
"The student has a pre-calculus test coming up. He was able to bring a part of his review that we completed together. The exam is going to be over the solving the trig functions with radians and referencing the unit circle. He has some solid math foundational knowledge. He is actually pretty good and solving an equation once it's set up in a way that he understands. We spent a little bit of time reviewing the quadratic equation as that seemed to help when it came to solve binomials involving the trig functions."