Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered conic sections (the general form of equations for parabolas, ellipses, and hyperbolas; finding equations for these shapes given limited information; and graphing these shapes) and started working on sequences (writing out the first few terms, creating the formula for the nth term). The student's next exam is Tuesday, so we scheduled our next session for that morning. I told the student to make flashcards for the conic section formulas, and additionally she was going to work some practice tests."
"The student previously had completed sets of equations using Cramer's rule applied to 2x2 matrices and demonstrated a thorough understanding. He will continue to work on two presentative problems."
"We are preparing for finals. The student and I completed review packets and worked on physics extra credit assignments."
"I met with the student for the first time in a while, and his class has moved on to logs. We covered properties of logs (which he already knew), solving equations with logs, graphs of logs, and changes of log bases."
"For this first session, the student was preparing for a quiz he would have the next day covering information related to the unit circle. He expressed that he did not understand the unit circle and wanted to learn how to produce it on his own. He learned several tricks on how to fill in a blank unit circle through degree to radian conversions, counting patterns, and pure memorization. After completing quadrants with my assistance, he was able to complete the rest on his own. He caught on fast to it all. He was willing to learn all of this information, as he definitely wanted to do well on his quiz and also holistically understand what everything meant. I look forward to working with him again next week."
"Overview: The student and I studied for an upcoming Pre-cal/trig test she has on Friday. We went over her test review during the session. Concepts covered: trig functions, trig values, and the unit circle. She very positive and sharp. It was obvious that she has been paying attention in class and studying, and she knew how to access her school notes to help with the review test questions. Strategies used: Together we created the unit circle and derived the trig values that correspond with the radian and degree measure of the circle. Extra practice: no./ Wins for the session: student was able to figure out the final and hardest question on the review on her own. She caught on to topics quickly and did really well!"