Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Verified the identities for cos2theta, sin2theta and tan2theta and looked at the relevant textbook section's exercise problems."
"The student and I worked on solving arc lengths and angle measurements of intersecting chords, secant and tangent lines. We worked through an old quiz and corrected the questions she got wrong. We then moved on to more difficult problems, and I worked with her on identifying the correct theorem to use to solve. I also showed her a couple tricks that weren't listed on her study guide including sums of angles in a triangle and semicircles. The first problem she needed a lot of help, but by the end, she was easily completing the problems on her own."
"Verified trigonometric identities through Pythagorean substitutions, sin and cos substitutions, and algebraic manipulation through factoring. I summarized the primary techniques she would be using in each problem. She can definitely follow along as I guide her through the process. I also answered a couple brief physics questions regarding reflection, refraction, and absorption of light."
"Today we went over her project due tomorrow. There were eight problems she needed to solve. She did most of the problems by herself. I just checked her solutions and we did two problems together. After that we moved to solving equations by using double and half identities. There were eight problems about sin, cos, and tan; we solved them all one-by-one. We talked about her quiz and test and how they went. She said she was pretty comfortable when she took both."
"Today we worked on graphing the sine and cosine function on the coordinate plan, analyzing where they intersect each other, and where they increase and decrease. The student did well with graphing the functions."
"We reviewed all of the material of this semester and last. She has a midterm coming up so we also reviewed the content of those exams. She recalled most all of it, but there were a few small details that we had to iron out."
"The student and I worked on identity proofs, which tend to be a challenge for any student. I think overall she understands better than she realizes! We also worked on a language practice."
"We started to review for the student's final exam by going over the final exam study guide. We focused on finding the exact values of trig functions and inverse functions and started to go over the graphs of trig functions."
"We covered how to verify trigonometry functions and how to solve equations. The student was great with verifying the functions, however, she had more difficulty solving them. Thus, we spent more time on the latter. Her attitude was great and she was willing to learn; she understood her mistakes very quickly and she followed through what she did not know. She needs to memorize her unit circle, which I stressed to her. Other than that, we went through various strategies for problems so that she does not get stuck with only one method. She should be able to breeze through her quiz tomorrow."
"During this session we worked on solving trigonometry functions using half-angle and double-angle identities. The student quickly picked up the process for correctly solving these types of problems. He still needs to work on improving a few Algebraic skills that are necessary to reduce the expressions into their simplest form to solve them without using a calculator. Overall, he did a very good job completing this exercises. I again reminded him to always check his answer by evaluating the original equation either using his identity tables or calculator."
"Today, the student and I worked on Trigonometry. He felt confident on the material. He completed all the work he missed and is making up the last quiz next week. We finished up the section he is currently on in school. He is ahead with his homework and seems to have a good grasp of the material."
"The student and I reviewed his quiz and made corrections. We then worked on trigonometry problems that used the quadratic equation to solve. We used different methods of solving and went over how to check yourself using the calculator."