Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student had a test coming up so we focused on trying to prepare him for that. As the student already seemed to understand the basics really well, we tried to work on the more difficult material. I tried to impart some of my intuition and logical reasoning in regards to proving an equation using identities and I feel like we were successful with that. We worked through his study guide and were able to conquer most of the problems we came upon. I made sure the student understood that he should study a bit more and make sure that he had the equations and unit circle memorized."
"The student is doing very well in math. We reviewed 6.2 for his upcoming quiz tomorrow. He is very well prepared, and it should be easy for him to get an A."
"Pre-Calculus tutoring. Worked on trigonometric identities and laws of sines and cosines. He picked up on concepts very easily and will do very well."
"The student gave me his review questions ahead of time. Most of the material was fairly basic and the student picked up on quickly and was able to do all of the problems involving evaluating trig functions using the Unit Circle. We spent the last 30 minutes on word problems that had us derive a trig function from a really life event. The problems were pretty complex, but after watching me do an example, the student understood and is planning on doing the remaining problems on his own."
"The student and I continued with her PreCalc and physics lessons. Precalculus was a continuation of trigonometry that she's been doing, this time focusing on proving trigonometric identities, or proving relations and equations by using the identities. Tips I gave her were to look for terms that are in the identities (like sine squared and cosine squared together, or tangent squared and secant squared together) and get them to the form in the identity, and also to not miss out on terms that can be taken out, leaving identity terms. In physics she earned 100% on a pretest dealing with forces, momentum, velocity, speed, acceleration, etc."
"The student and I prepared for his Pre-Calculus final coming up. He stated that he has had a hard time catching up on his work. The student is smart and quick enough to see an equation and properly use it. We reviewed Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences and Series, Pascal's triangles and Summation Notation. Typically after being reminded how to approach a certain type of problem, he was able to work them on his own. I tried to emphasize conceptual understanding. His strengths are quickness and natural intelligence. I recommended a few places to go online, to help him with Pre-Calculus study."