Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over how to graph basic trig functions, including phase shift, vertical shift, amplitude changes, and period changes. The student also did some practice with simplifying trig expressions and verifying equality between expressions."
"Covered all six trig ratios and how to compute the other five, given one of them and a quadrant specification. Reviewed the mnemonic ASTC for signs of the various functions in each quadrant. Studied the unit circle and 30, 45, 60, and 90 degree angles and multiples thereafter. The student remembered most of the concepts and formulas, but we worked on a few additional word problems and supplemental questions I provided to reinforce the ideas."
"We have studied 5 different types of question that will be on the student's quiz tomorrow. We analyzed inverse trig functions and composed trig functions, by drawing a right triangle in a correct quadrant and found the answer either in a ratio or an angle form. We also found the domain and range for each given specific trigonometric function, which provides us a set of numbers or angles. We solved one question together, and she solved the rest and got all the answers correct."
"We covered algebraic expressions involving multiplying exponents, dividing exponents, and exponents raised to other exponents. We also reviewed minor algebraic mistakes and how to prevent them. Towards the end, we briefly discussed exponential growth and decay."
"The student and I worked on solving systems of equations. We worked on solving by substitution as well as graphical solving by plotting by hand and with the calculator. We also looked at factoring and the quadratic formula."
"We covered the concepts of trigonometry, defining the Unit circle and its definition, right triangle definition, domain, period, range, degree, and radius conversion. We also covered tangent and cotangent identities, reciprocal identities, and Pythagorean identities. We planned a strategy on how to approach some optical converting to and from radians to degree angles. The student and his parent were very excited about the progress and the goal we have achieved so far. When I was first assigned to work with him, his overall grade in the subject was a C, and now, his overall grade is a solid "A." His father is very happy for this progress."