Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We completed the student's homework which consisted mostly of manipulation of trig functions to prove identities. She is progressing well and the basics are almost automatic at this point so she is well prepared to tackle the more advanced material. She continues to impress me with the jumps of logic she makes."
"The student and I prepared him for exam that he was taking the following day; the exam covered converting radians to degrees, setting up and solving sine & cosine functions and graphs, solving word problems involving sine & cosine, solving trig equations and knowing the variables in sine & cosine functions. It appeared that the student just needed more practice and exposure to these topics and becoming more familiar on what a problem might ask and the different ways that they can be asked. By the end of the session, he appeared to gasp the concepts more and gain a familiarity. I reassured him to take his time with reading the problems carefully and write down all the give information."
"Today we completed two online modules and two sections of the book. Completing the assignments took up all of our time, but it prepared the student for material this week and next, as it gave him a functional "preview" of exponential and logarithmic functions. He was able to complete several problems on his own after I modeled the algebraic definitions of exponents and log functions."
"Since the student had a test before the session, he did not have a lot of material to go over. Instead, he worked on his physics homework. This involved problems with spring and calculating spring constants and displacement lengths. The student needed some practice with using the necessary equations, but I think he started getting the hang of it."
"This week the student and I focused on pre-calculus and chemistry. We worked on logarithmic functions as well as stoichiometry and unit conversions. He continued to show his excellent understanding of topics covered in pre-calc and I encouraged him to keep his foot on the gas pedal and continue putting in the same effort he has thus far. He is also doing well with chemistry, we worked through a handful of problems to prepare him for his test tomorrow. I'm very proud of his work effort so far, and I'm glad to see that the work is paying off for him."
"During this session, the student and I reviewed quadratic equations with non-real solutions, finding the standard form for these equations, and solving for their roots and x-intercepts. I noticed that the student was very prepared and knew the material with great confidence."
"The student and I met to help her do some packets to prepare for the test on Wed. and Math if time allowed. The remainder of the session I helped the student with a packet on finance equations (compound, simple, continuous) and some of them required using logs and natural log. Also, some of the homework covered changing logs to exponential form and vice-versa as well as solving equations. I helped create an answer key for her to double check as a way to study, and she also had another review packet with answers that she could use to check."
"We discussed composite functions and the domain and range of the resulting function. By the end of the session she was able to write the domain of a function in interval notation. We transitioned into physics and discussed motion while working on problems from her online assignment. The last part of the session was spent reviewing material for her precalc quiz tomorrow."
"We went over problems involving finding the difference quotient of a function. The student was able to complete his homework involving these problems. We also reviewed various topics in preparation for his upcoming test."
"The student and I went over his project on maximization. We went through the steps to properly frame the problem and then solve it. We then broke it down what we did and wrote it out in his presentation document."
"The student and I had our last session today and it went well as always. It was a continuation of Tuesday's material which touched on finding the necessary angles to solve inverse trigonometric functions. The student seems knowledgeable with the material and I'm sure he will do well in the class."
"We covered how to graph polynomial functions. Specifically, we went over how to find vertical asymptotes, horizontal asymptotes, slant asymptotes, the x-axis, and y-axis. We also covered the basics of radians and degrees. I assisted in walking her through the steps in solving some of her homework problems. I have no concerns from this session."