Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over the exam solutions to prepare for her exam. Exam topics included trigonometric identities and probability. We also prepared for her quiz in sequences (section 9.1)."
"I spent the initial minutes of our session asking the student questions about her current course format, current study habits, etc. She presented several quizzes and worksheets from the previous units. In preparation of the unit 7 exam, we reviewed 7.1 (Basic Identities and Their Use) and 7.2 (Sum, Difference, and Co-Function Identities). The majority of the topics covered in chapter 7 require bulk volumes of practice problems. She needs to focus on becoming familiar with the many trig identities presented throughout the chapter. We spent most of our time working through different practice problems, which gave me the chance to discuss how to approach specific questions and strategies for her exam and future assignments. I left her with two resources -- virtual flash cards for the necessary trig identities, and also a solutions manual for even numbered practice problems. I hope to cover 7.3-7.5 with her in our next session and go over as many practice problems as possible for her upcoming exam. I look forward to working more with her. She seemed more motivated and confident when approaching some of the more advanced practice problems by the end of our session."
"Reviewed worksheet problems for quarter exam: polar to radian, trig functions, graphing of known polar functions (limacons, spirals, circles, etc.)."
"Today, we reviewed for the student's test on Monday. We went over sin and cos graphs and applying them to equations. She knows how to solve the problems once she can see the graph. I think making graphs will be key for her."
"We reviewed topics the student needs to know for the midterm. We did graphing quadratic equations, polynomials, and discontinuous functions. She was still struggling the most with remembering that the y- and x-intercepts can be found by setting x and y to =0 respectively. I encouraged her to work on remembering that. She had her own plan for extra practice, to redo problems, so I suggested she change some numbers here and there so she would not have the exact same problems. She said she was confident she would do well on this test."
"The student and I worked on everything he needed to prepare for his upcoming final. He has a strong grasp of the concepts, so we focused on reinforcing ideas of functions and systems of functions. We also covered sequencing, both arithmetic and geometric, and reinforced writing neatly to increase efficiency while taking the test."