Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We did a bunch of trig identity problems of varying difficulty, mainly using the fundamental trig identities. The student understands them well and finds his mistakes very quickly now. He easily makes the connections between the algebra of the polynomials and trigonometric functions."
"We began preparation for his pre-calculus final examination. We primarily focused on approximate variation equations, a topic he said was new and the teacher had assigned to them to learn on their own. We spent a large amount of time understanding why variables were either direct or indirectly varying components of the equation. We also began working on simplifying rational equations."
"We went over inverse functions (solving and graphing). We also went over solving equations f(g(x)) and g(f(x))."
"Today the student and I continued reviewing for her upcoming AP chemistry exam. She seemed to have a good handle on most problems. We also spent a good amount of time on pre-calculus, which she also has a test coming up in that covers probability. She seems to have a pretty good intuition for most probability problems."
"The student is learning and preparing for a quiz on Double-Angle, Half-Angle, Power-Reducing, and product to sum formulas. She does not need to memorize these formulas, just be careful of not making small calculation mistakes when applying the formulas. Even though there is more content in this section, she understands how and when to apply the formulas."
"We devoted the first part of today's session to Pre-Calculus, working through problems involving parametric equations with a kinematics physics application. The student had a solid understanding of this material after working through several practice problems. The remainder of the session was devoted to working through the rest of my diagnostic AP Physics exam. He had some difficulties with vectors (including magnitude and angle), but his fundamentals with the concept have definitely improved. I will develop another set of comprehensive review questions to help him practice all subject areas in the AP Physics exam, particularly rotational motion (which he identified as a problem area)."