Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed binomial expansion and sigma notation for trig. We also studied for the student's vocabulary quiz tomorrow. I hope to do some more trig exam review during our next session."
"The student worked on her take-home test on the addition and subtraction of sine/cosine/tangent functions, as well as some review of algebra."
"Today we worked on preparing for his final next week. We started off working on some applications of trig functions with word problems, which he did well on. We then moved on to proving trig identities, which is a little more difficult for him but he definitely is showing improvement on them. We will work on a simpler method for graphing trig functions tomorrow."
"The student has an essay to do in history that is a substantial part of his grade. The essay has a lot of requirements spelled out for him, with accompanying source documents from which he must pull quotes to substantiate his writing. I've tutored another student on this very same assignment so I am quite familiar with the enormous amount of effort it takes to achieve a good grade on it. We read the requirements together. Then we read the source documents and identified some quotes he could use in his essay. Finally, we outlined the 5 required paragraphs and made notations where the quotes would go. He seems very much better prepared to write his essay now. His topic statement, which he wrote independently, was very good and needed no re-work! He needs to work on using real data in his writing rather than resorting to his own opinions and feelings. We will be working on that on Weds. and Thurs.; we've scheduled an extra session to make sure that he successfully completes his essay on time."
"The student and I went over double integrals in polar and rectangular coordinates, logarithmic integrals, and triple integrals in rectangular coordinates. He seemed to grow more comfortable with setting up the bounds of the integral as the lesson progressed. We will be meeting again tomorrow to go over triple integrals in cylindrical and spherical coordinates."
"The student worked on his algebra homework. He had a good understanding on how to obtain arithmetic sequences. Then, we worked on revising his Spanish composition from last week. He read a passage and translated it, then he answered 3 questions at the bottom of the passage. Finally, I gave him some time to create a composition. He did great. We fixed the minimum mistakes and misunderstanding he had."