Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has a great handle of the concepts of logs and really understands this incredibly well. He went through a huge homework set that his teacher assigned but he had but a few hiccups and for the most part, got through without my assistance. He ended the lesson boasting of how he is going to ace the next test and make fun of his classmates."
"Today we went over the student's homework on determinants (both 2 and 3). He understood the material just fine and was able to explain the problems fully to me. After the homework we reviewed solving oblique triangles using law of sines and law of cosines. I would present him with a problem and have him work through solving the triangle. I had him tell me how to do it and then actually do the math. He was a little hesitant with the material at first, but then was able to quickly work through the problems once we reviewed the law of sines and law of cosines. I also gave him examples of problems where there was no solution and where there was more than 1 solution. We talked through how to find all the possible angles when solving with a calculator and then how to determine if those angles work in the given triangle. He seemed far more comfortable with the material by the end of our session."
"We continued to work on series and sequences- common differences and common ratios, and constructing formulas using them. We also talked about ways to quickly sum large arithmetic series. In addition, we reviewed a few topics from the exponents and logarithms section in preparation for a make-up test."
"We covered projections of u on to v as well as orthogonal. We completed most of her homework together. Also, she had trouble visualizing projections, so I am going to bring her projection diagrams. I left her with a formula sheet of formulas she should memorize."
"The student and I reviewed for his upcoming Pre-Calculus test on Friday. This test was cumulative and its contents spanned 30 short chapters in his textbook. We were able to quickly review linear systems of equations, the unit circle, matrix math, combination and permutations, exponential growth and decay, and graphing various functions and inequalities, such as exponents, absolute value, and parabolic graphs. He already knew much of the test content and quickly picked up new material, such as the binomial theorem and Arrhenius equations. We were able to make a review sheet which included definitions, steps for various solutions, and examples, which he will continue to study on his own. He is versatile at solving various different types of problems which test a wide variety of subjects, including word problems, graphical problems and equations. I have no concerns."
"Today we prepared for the upcoming quiz on sections 4.1-4.3. I left optional extra practice for the midterm exam in January."