Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked from his textbook and covered some important topics about functions, such as the definition of bijective functions, inverse functions, rational functions, and exponential functions. He did a couple practice problems for each topic we covered, and demonstrated a good understanding before moving on the next."
"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 did not come from a trigonometry background. 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."
"She has two more tests in her class and is trying hard to bump her grade from a high C to a B. It's possible if she works hard and, as such, we're meeting once more this week. Today we went over partial fraction decomposition and systems of nonlinear equations. This particular section is algebra heavy and relies on being detail-oriented."
"Today we continued to go over his PreCalc study guide. He didn't have any questions from last session. This study guide is good for him since it shows him what he needs to review a little deeper for his final exam next week."
"Tonight, we covered Limits of Series (Summation). We talked about how to turn Summation equations into explicit formulas and then utilizing that to find the limit of the series. Then, I had her work through a handful of problems to test her understanding. We also spent some time in Chemistry discussing Arrhenius equation and rates of reaction equations."
"Today we worked on statistics and probability. The student has a test coming up and had a couple areas of concern. Overall, she had a good understanding of the logic behind these problems, and only got caught up on some of the execution. We spent a good amount of time going over histograms. After practice, she seemed very comfortable."
"We spent time working on sample math problems. He knew how to do most of the problems, but his major struggle on the test was time management, so we explored ways to do the problems more quickly."
"In order to prepare for an upcoming quiz, we spent this session reviewing how to draw the graphs of functions given the limits at various points of the function. By the end of the session she had developed a systematic approach for creating the graphs."
"We covered the differences between root, polynomial and rational functions. Her attitude is more confident, but still has room to improve. No extra practice, she has problems to do. No progress to report. No progress to report."
"The student and I devoted some time memorizing the sum/difference identities as well as the double angle theorems to solve trigonometric equations. We tried to come up with our mnemonics and songs to help the student remember these identities. We then used the rest of the time to solve similar problems related to these identities."
"Reviewed first 3 sections on vectors as the student has an upcoming quiz on them went through each section and explained it to the student and had him practice 1 or 2 problems for comprehension. The student did not seem to have any area of issue for any section. Chemistry- reviewed kind of where He's headed for his chapter and what to expect as well what he will need to memorize/learn in terms of material as well."
"We went over sum of vectors. The student had no problem dealing with dot products but needed to review finding the angle between two vectors. We reviewed the formula concerning the topic and practiced applying it to certain problems and connected the angle to the status of the vectors. We then practiced adding vectors which he understood for the most part. The only concern is his dependence on mental math and the calculator. I made sure he gets used to showing his work on paper as well has refraining from using the calculator when simplifying radicals and doing basic cosine functions. Otherwise, the student left the session with complete confidence in the topic."