Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student focused on doing some of her precalculus homework today. The material was all about quadratic functions and their shifts, and a little bit of polynomial function shifting as well. Overall, I would say that she is fairly comfortable with this material, and she does understand what is going on."
"In today's session, the student completed the review sheet for her test in PreCalc on Friday. We have worked on all of the material before, but she is still having trouble with the material, particularly in how to start each problem. I gave her extra problems that are very similar to what will be on her test to complete before our session on Thursday. We are going to keep reviewing in our next session."
"Since the student just had an exam, we talked about the different topics that it covered to see which things she was not as sure about solving. We reviewed finding the arc length and sector area of a circle, practiced converting angles between degrees and radians, and discussed how to convert units in general. We then started working through some of the PSAT practice problems. We practiced writing equations from a word problem, solving two simultaneous equations with two variables, and properties of triangles. She is doing well finding the arc length and sector area when given the radius and angle, and we went through combining the arc length and sector area formulas to find the radius and angle when given only the arc length and area of the sector."
"We covered finding the exact value of trigonometric functions; we dealt with inverse and normal trig functions. The student needed the most help with setting up the unit circle triangle. Once I showed the student the link between these triangles and the ratios we use to solve them, he caught on very quickly. He had a great attitude, as always!"
"The student and I reviewed for his pre-calculus quiz tomorrow. He seems to grasp the more advanced concepts relatively quickly."
"We covered mainly rational functions and how to determine the attributes to rational functions to determine asymptotes, holes, y-intercepts, end behavior, and how to graph the functions. We also worked on long division."