Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed concepts in exponents and logarithms. The student applied these concepts to problems in the review sheet for the final and in the context of various exponential growth and decay functions."
"Tonight, the student and I began looking at finite arithmetic and geometric sequences and series. Overall, she had little trouble with the new concepts, with most of her relatively few errors attributable to arithmetic."
"The student and I worked on the chapter review for the matrices chapter, reviewing matrix operations like addition and multiplication, determinant, inverse and identity matrices."
"We practiced problems on ellipses and hyperbolas that required the student to remember standard forms and find out how foci are related to coefficients a and b. Before finishing the session, I showed him how trigonometric function values of special angles can be found and remembered. We then practiced verifying a few trigonometry identities."
"Today, we finished the rest of the test review packet on trigonometric functions, the unit circle, arc length, and angular vs. linear speed. The student did an excellent job with the word problems, but struggled with the unit circle. We reviewed the concept again, discussing the geometric symmetries that should help with memorization."
"We continued to work on the Trigonometric Functions chapter. Today, we focused on applying trigonometric identities and the Pythagorean Theorem on right triangles. The student had also memorized the main trigonometric values for the basic angles in a unit circle. We discussed her progress in the class. She is getting perfect scores on her quizzes. We will work on preparing for exams more so she can improve her exam scores."