Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered the sum-angle identities for sine and cosine, and their uses in conjunction with inverse trig functions. The student struggles mostly with small errors and a few gaps in his algebra knowledge. However, so far most of the conceptual knowledge is there, so it looks like we just need to bring it all together and polish it up a bit. He has a good attitude and seems willing to work hard. I did a quick review of the unit circle and emphasized approaching inverse trig functions with triangles. No extra practice, he has a homework assignment. First session, no grade progress to report. No concerns."
"The student and I met back up again this evening to go over trigonometric identities and simplification. She had a strong grasp of the underlying algebra. By the time we finished, she was much more confident about the material."
"The student and I worked on more trigonometric proofs. I thought these went very well. She is getting better and better at the proofs and seeing the different patterns. We also went over the "argument" part of the free writing section of the AP language test."
"For this session, we were reviewing for the student's partner test in class tomorrow before break. We went through how to graph exponential and logarithmic functions, how to linearize the function, how to write a regression line, how to change to exponential form, and the like."
"Worked on methods to solve/simplify trigonometric phrases, and for trig proofs. We eventually went through all the problems she was having issues with."
"The student and I had our first session which covered an intro to trigonometry. Her class just started this week so we reviewed what she learned so far covering unit circle, trig functions and triangle trig. Once she felt very comfortable with those concepts we moved forward with the rest of the chapter (law of sines and law of cosines). She picked up on all the material very quickly."
"We continued to review for the student's final tomorrow. She had completed some review exercises on her own and we first went over the problems she missed. We then reviewed some topics and problems that she still found challenging including inverse trig functions, equations of trig functions, and finding the exact value of a trig function using identities."
"Today, the student and I worked on his first homework assignment dealing with Trigonometry. I reviewed the unit circle with him and how to convert angles from degrees to radians and vice versa. By the end of the session, he was able to apply the basics to some two step trigonometry problems."
"We went over the student's chapter 10 test review that she had on Thursday. She did really well and just needs to get those formulas down for parabolas, circles, ellipses, and hyperbolas."
"We started our session today by finishing up the topics we had worked on last time, parametric and polar graphing. This was the last section of the course, so we then began our review process for the student's final exam. We began working through the chapter on complex numbers, and will continue to review in our next meeting."
"We covered composition trig functions and the unit circle. She did not seem to struggle after she started understanding the concepts. Her attitude was that of a winner. I included strategies to filter out the things she does not need and focus on the things she does need in order to arrive at the correct answer. I left her with a practice worksheet to practice with for next time. All wins."
"We reviewed and applied the law of sines and cosines to solving some triangles. After that we used the rules for 45-45-90 and 30-60-90 triangles to quickly solve triangles. I think he's comfortable using the rules."