Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We discussed the student's previous test, we completed his homework for the week and we looked over the notes he still had for the next week--which were very few as he has a test on Wednesday. As usual, the student did very well and was very prepared. We worked mainly on algebraic and graphic function composition."
"The student and I started working on two worksheets that covered material such as function of f(x) and inverse of the function. Then I worked with the student on materials covering integrals and Average Mean Theorem."
"With the first student, I went over polar coordinates in the complex plane (how to write the trig form of complex numbers) as well as how to multiply and divide complex numbers in both standard and trig forms. We then went over roots and exponents of complex numbers. With the second student, I went over similar triangles and geometric means. Both students seemed to understand the material very well."
"The student and I covered sections 5.5 and 5.6 - law of sines and cosines and finding the area of triangles for non-right-angle triangles (using the area of triangles and Heron's formula). We went over the homework and prepared for her quiz today."
"The students and I went over how to identify functions by rotating their graphs around the axes. This was a new concept so it took a long time for them to fully grasp it due to the complex math. We had to derive various equations and use properties of trigonometric function to solve the problems. The session was good overall."
"The student and I went over applications of trigonometric identities, simplifying expressions, and proving equations. We reviewed various problems until he felt comfortable doing the problems on his own. He seems ready for an upcoming quiz on Wednesday (11/5)."
"We worked through a couple homework assignments. The topics included piecewise defined functions, and inverse functions. In the process we reviewed slope and intercept, and how to simplify a compound rational expression. I showed her how to use the definition of inverse to verify if two functions are inverses. We will review much of these same topics again in our next session."
"We reviewed concepts in trig and did some problems in a pre-test to prepare the student for his test. He demonstrates increasing ability."
"This week the student and I worked on math and science. He continued to show his terrific grasp of precalculus material, even as we began to work with logarithms. We also spent significant time preparing him for his chemistry test on stoichiometry. I've watched him grow from struggles to success with chemistry over the past week, and I believe he'll show significant improvement on his next test on Friday. The section of chemistry (stoichiometry) he's working on now is very math-heavy, and his strong math skills have been a huge benefit to understanding Chemistry thus far. I meet with him again on Monday, looking forward to it as always."
"Today was our first session. We discussed trigonometric properties and other simple questions about specific problems. We talked about meeting for two full hours next week, and looking over past homeworks."
"We went over problems from the student's homework involving determining the behavior of graphs of functions, finding the relative extrema of functions, and determining the zeros and x-intercepts of functions. By the end of the session, he was able to solve the problems correctly."
"The student and I reviewed current concepts in her class. Topics covered included the use of the Chain Rule in differentiation, and its application to previous concepts such as the product and quotient rule."