Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered converting polar equations to rectangular and graphing polar equations. We went over strategies to figure out different problems with no notes or formulas. No concerns"
"The student has a test this Friday. The test will cover conics, which we talked about last time, as well as polynomial functions. We decided to focus on polynomial functions. We started with parabolas, and discussed how to find the vertex given either form of a quadratic function. We also did some optimization problems. Then we talked about higher degree polynomials and how to recognize them. We did a few practice problems to get him more used to polynomials, and we will meet again before the test to make sure he has it all down."
"The student had a test the following day. We reviewed sections 5.5 and 5.6 in order to prepare for it. The sections covered Law of Sines and Law of Cosines, which she had a good grasp of. She exhibited quick improvement and understanding."
"Today's session was spent on section 10.4 of the student's book, which dealt with planes. We started with defining planes by a directed normal vector. We went on to cover problems from her homework and gained a better understanding of how to construct the general equation for planes from there. We also went over true and false questions to prepare for her exam on Friday."
"Today we reviewed for the midterm this week. We covered basic trigonometric principles including solving for a side or angle of a triangle, finding the area for SAS and SSS triangles, rules associated with ellipses, hyperboles, and parabolas. We also reviewed parametric and rectangular coordinates and how to convert between them."
"The student and I studied for her calculus test which covered related rates, implicit differentiation, linear approximations, and error functions. We went through her past homework and did extra problems. We also went over her biweekly free response questions which were on related rates and rates of change."
"Tonight, the student and I covered simplifying polynomials from division problems. She seems to have a good grasp on the material and we covered her questions. Additionally, she received a B for her term. Overall, good session!"
"The student is currently working with implicit differentiation of functions. The student understood the material fairly quickly and was able to work through homework problems covering the topic on her own."
"We covered a question on the student's test. After covering the question on parametrized derivative evaluation, we went on to series tests of convergence and divergence. Specifically we went into problem solving tests such as the limit comparison, direct comparison, limit, and also utilizing the previous p-series convergence to arrive at our conclusion."
"Has another test Friday. Went over a few worksheets; working with Pascal's Triangle to expand binomials, sketching the general shapes of curves, listing to possible zeros and finding the actual zeros. Solid understanding of what needs to be done. He is doing a great job."
"The student and I focused this session on her latest math assignment. We stepped through finding the volume of a few shapes, which she understood well, and then moved on to changing the shapes in 3D. The student was quick to figure out scaling from the formula for volume and visualizing the operations. I had her draw several examples on graph paper, which she seemed to really enjoy."
"I covered with the student how to identify conics from polar equations. I also covered how to calculate areas between two different curves both in polar coordinates and Cartesian coordinates. The student worked on a number of problems based on these concepts. I can see that he is making good progress."