Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Tonight we covered conic sections. Specifically we worked on parabolas, but I also demonstrated how to work on circles, ellipses and hyperbolas as well. The student did really well. At first he could follow along on the examples, but couldn't solve them. But by the end of the session, I was watching him solve them before, I checked to confirm the answers. He did really well."
"The student has worked her way through several packers on limits and continuity. Her teacher just gave the class book homework on the same topic. We reviewed two of the assignments together. She seems to be pretty comfortable working with limits and did most of the problems without any input."
"We covered trigonometric identities and solving for the angle which solves a trigonometric implicit equation. Additionally, we covered trigonometry topics such as the unit circle mnemonics, angle addition, subtraction, doubling and halving. As this was just one session the day before the final, I didn't have score/grades to note progress. The student was struggling most with trigonometry solving. She did not come from a trigonometry background. Thus, we went through multiple problems she froze up on and we kept building on this momentum of confidence. I left her with a majority of implicit trigonometric equations to go through as well as my example of strategizing how to solve trigonometric equations."
"Today, I helped the student work through finding limits both algebraically and graphically, as well as finding derivatives by the limit definition. For the most part, she understands these concepts."
"The student has a test tomorrow in Math and had a few questions about how to determine if a triangle actually existed. We talked about what she did in her homework. We discussed how to think about things in terms of angles and side lengths. She has a good foundation on the formulas and when to use them. She seemed confident about her test."
"We continued with unit circle concepts and began on trig identities. The student needed to remember certain identities (particularly the inverse and periodic identities), but after a quick review of the identities, he had no trouble with his material."