Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I met with the student to help him study for his pre-calc final. We worked through the essay and short-answer topics last time, so this time we just went through a bunch of the suggested problems. I can tell he knows how to do them once he thinks about them for a moment, though, so I'm not too worried. Reviewing all of these topics will help them be a little fresher when it comes time to take the final. We spent the last part of the session working ahead on his assignment from the chapter on combinations and sequences. He seemed to find this much more interesting, and did quite well. We even looked a little farther ahead and started talking about some cool calculus concepts, like infinite series convergence."
"We covered properties of the 6 trigonometric functions and a review sheet on finding and graphing inverses. I explained through graphs how these properties make sense to make them more intuitive."
"We spent this session working on reviewing for her final tomorrow, which included trig functions and graphing trig functions. She did a nice job!"
"The student and I reviewed his math homework after he completed it. Then we continued to study for his SAT. He did not have any other homework to do. We focused on the math section of the test by doing dozens of practice problems from several online sources. We came across a pair of geometry problems which were an excellent review for him, seeing as he hasn't had geometry practice in a couple of years. We then focused solely on the problems deemed "challenging", and he did an excellent job with those."
"Today we worked on graphing polar equations as well as converting between rectangular and polar coordinates. The student had no problem with this. We also reviewed some law of sines concepts to find the missing parts of a triangle."
"The student was largely on track with what her class had covered so far but had some gaps in comprehension to clear up. We worked on finding where different radian values would fall on the unit circle and then moved up to calculating exact values of trig functions for certain radian measures. She seemed to really get why we were using radians instead of degrees by the end of the session."