Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on AP US History studying and pre-calculus review. We reviewed the sections of precalc in preparation for a quiz."
"Today, we went over a practice quiz worksheet that the student was given in preparation for an upcoming quiz. The worksheet covered inverse trigonometric functions and relationships as well as some review of trigonometric identities. He had a good grasp on the properties of inverse trigonometric functions. After some guidance while working on problems together, he seemed to have a better understanding of the functions and their uses. He also felt more comfortable and prepared."
"Reviewed for upcoming test. Went over process of identifying slant asymptotes and predicting asymptote line of slant asymptotes."
"Today we reviewed for her upcoming finals exam. We began by looking through her old exams. She felt confident about factoring. However, she was unsure about graphing higher order polynomials. We walked through the steps of finding the vertical and horizontal asymptotes, the x-intercepts and y-intercept, the end behavior, and any removable discontinuities. We also discussed transformation of graphs and how to set up a table to solve for new points given a graph and the transformation of the function. We finished by looking at the twelve basic functions and their domains. We then discussed transformations of the twelve basic functions and how to easily match graphs with equations."
"The student and I continued to look at trig function identities. We worked off problems from the book that were part of a homework assignment. We continued to focus on solving quadratic trig equations and when to apply which strategy. We also looked at when to apply half angle vs. double angle identities and when substitution can be used instead."
"Today the student and I were reviewing for her Pre-Calculus midterm. We spent the session going over review problems that she was unsure about the first time through and wanted to confirm that her methods/answers were correct. The majority of the problems involved operations with complex numbers (i.e. terms with i, the imaginary unit), such as rationalizing and expanding terms to simplify expressions. She seems very competent on all fronts, and didn't make any serious errors."