Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over the content from the lectures that she missed. This included inverse trig functions, writing the correct trig equations from a data set, and Ferris wheel word problems. She had a good grasp on all of them, but to help her remember I recommended flashcards."
"We covered trigonometry, as well as multiple questions involving usage of trig identities and formulas. Arcsin, etc. got involved, too, which required tactical construction of a triangle to simplify the problems. The student knew exactly what she wanted to cover, and we made quick work of everything that she wanted to go over."
"We covered composite and combined functions. The student was struggling with understanding how to identify the domain and range of the new function based off of the component functions, which is a difficult subject. The student was very receptive and had an earnest desire to understand the subject."
"He is preparing to take the mid-term exam for his trigonometry course, so we spent today's session reviewing material we had previously covered to ensure he was still comfortable with it. We skipped the first chapter as he has long ago mastered the fundamental aspects such as definitions of functions and how to set up right triangles, and we focused mainly on word problems involving various problem-solving techniques. We also reviewed a few of the more challenging examples of trig identity verification and solving trig equations. I feel confident that he is more than adequately prepared for his exam and should have no trouble achieving a high grade."
"Our last session covered homework material from chapter 2.2 in the student's textbook. The questions dealt with graphing sine and cosine functions using the equations y=AsinB(x-C)+D. The equation was also used to understand and find the amplitude, period, vertical shift, and horizontal shift. I challenged him to answer unassigned questions that dealt writing the equation for the given sine graph. He performed well with all concepts and is improving his comprehension ability."
"Today was my first session with the student. She is a bright girl but she was having trouble catching up on her work and understanding the graphs of trig functions. We started by going over some packets she had been assigned. I showed her how a constant would affect the graph of a function when put in different places and why. She seems to be able to memorize lists of steps to solve problems very easily, but has trouble formulating the steps themselves. This is something I intend to work on in the future. Finally, we reviewed algebra with imaginary numbers."
"We reviewed her last test on trig. We went over determining related trig ratios when given one and graphing csc, sec, tan and cot functions. I showed her how to determine the side lengths of the reference triangle using Pythagorean theorem and the signs of each side. After one example, she was able to complete the problems on her own without a problem. For graphing I showed her how to the equation would transform the most basic graph of each trig functions. We spent the last 20 minutes of the session working on ideal gas law problems. I showed her how she could use the ideal gas law and solve for unknown moles, volume, pressure, or temp."
"We worked on the student's homework. He was able to answer the questions on the homework by graphing the equations to determine whether they were exponential growth or decay. He was confused on how to find if the equation was growth or decay without graphing. We looked at different cases and referenced the textbook to help answer his questions."
"The student and I met tonight to review for another trigonometry test he has coming up tomorrow. After I gave him a refresher on the special angles and the trig functions, he was able to get through more of the review material pretty smoothly. We paid special attention to sine graph transformations and word problems."
"We went over problems involving the topics of logarithms, trigonometric functions, and angles. We also went over practice problems. By the end of the session, the student was able to solve the problems correctly."
"At the beginning of session we have went over missed quiz questions and did the correction together. From the previous quiz to this week I have seen a lot of the progress she has made. There are a couple simple mistakes that she can get correct next time. There were 6 Homework problems about solving trigonometric equations. We finished them after the quiz problems. After that there was a challenge paper her teacher assigned for her to finish on Monday, and it was two-sided. We did two of them together, and she solved the rest by drawing triangles into appropriate quadrants and finding all possible angles in 2Pi Period by herself under my observation. She was deciding what method she needs to use without a reminder on the last paper which shows the progress she is making."
"For this session, we completed the student's math homework for the night, as well as his homework later on in the week. We looked at transformations of functions, as well as how to find the inverse of the functions and graph them."