Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered the unit circle, her old exams, and also how to graph sin, cos, sec, csc, tan, and cot graphs. We also went over some trig identities that she may have missed from a class that she was absent from. We went over some of those proofs and made flashcards for those relations as well. Next session we will go over more difficult trig graphs."
"We went over the distance formula, slopes of lines, geometric constructions, and volume of a three-dimensional object."
"The student is still covering the chapter on conics. She is specifically looking at hyperbolic conics. We reviewed a worksheet and then tried some sample word problems."
"The student and I talked about what he's doing in math now (geometry, perimeter, area) and what he had trouble with on a previous unit (converting between decimals and fractions). In doing math exercises with him, I soon recognized that he is extremely intelligent, often performing quick math in his head (he sometimes rushes to answer without thinking it through, but we will work on slowing him down a little bit). There were some concepts he had trouble with initially, but after learning how to perform the operations correctly, he did not make the same mistake twice."
"We covered area of different geometric figures, specifically squares and rectangles. The student was very enthusiastic about the material and about being challenged. As he has a Benchmark exam tomorrow, we mainly focused on taking his time through the questions, making sure he takes each problem step-by-step and shows his work."
"Today we went over Logarithmic Properties and how to use them to solve both Logarithmic and Exponential Equations. We talked about special cases and how to go about solving them, such as when given Log(3x+1) = 0, that the only time log of a number would equal 0 would be at the number of 1. We briefly talked about applications of the logarithm with respect to natural log base "e" such as determining population and half-life. The student is pretty good mechanically in solving these type of equations but I've left him extra practice to ensure he's getting as much practice as he can."