Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed for her exam tomorrow on trig functions. We practiced identifying trig identities in the coordinate plane, and doing problems with law of sine and law of cosine. She feels ready for the exam."
"Our last session was today. We started by going over some problems the student had questions about from the review packet. After that, he was given 1:25 hours to work on the "final exam." The exam covered concepts we'd been reviewing from the start of our work together but focused most on Ch.P and Ch. 1 and did not include Ch. 2-1. He scored a 32/35 on the exam. I told him I was very proud of him! Not only did he score well on the exam, he was able to stay focused and work diligently throughout the exam. He has made a lot of progress over the three weeks."
"In preparation for the final, the student asked me questions on the topics, she had trouble with. I went over trigonometry and logarithmic equation. We mostly focused on logarithmic equations, and the three types that she encountered in the course. I proceeded to go over 6 problems, and sent her a 16 question test for practice."
"The student previously completed solving sets of solutions using Cramer's rule applied to 2 x 2 matrices and demonstrated a thorough understanding. I completed 2 pages on this same topic applied to 3 x 3 matrices to remain on pace. 2 problems remain for him to solve."
"We worked through the concepts of logarithms and natural logarithms, focusing on the student's review for his upcoming quiz. The student struggles with organization and with moving through problems methodically, but has the insight to grasp the concepts. His ability to interpret word problems is limited, but performing calculations seems to be easy for him. I will focus on methodology and explanations in future sessions."
"In this session, we reviewed material covering polar coordinate systems (converting to and from polar coordinates and equations), comic sections, and an introduction to derivatives. We went through sections to be covered on the final for formulas for a cheat sheet. We scheduled to meet Thursday afternoon before the final to cover last minute review questions. Doing great overall!"
"The student and I worked through her study guide for this chapter, which is over basic trig functions, using identities, half and double angle as well as some log and ln solving. She generally understands how to do everything but gets confused on rearranging some of the identities. We worked strep by step through each problem and she will need to memorize unit circle and identities to be able to use them on the test. Her test is tomorrow, and she did well on the last one."
"The student and I had a session today, during which we continued practicing variations on solving sequences and series, as well as limits. She did well with the algebraic/calculus concepts involved here. She has homework on several arithmetic problems."
"I brought various sample questions in order to test the student's aptitude. She was recommended to be able to understand up to pre-calculus math in order to succeed in her major in school. So, she decided to get tutoring."
"Today we covered functions and graphs, line graphs and the Cartesian plane. We also worked on forms of linear equations (slope-intercept, standard form, and point-slope). The student learned how to solve for linear equations when given slope & y-intercept, slope and a point, and 2 points. We reviewed parallel and perpendicular lines and covered functions, domain, range, and how to determine if a relation is a function. Lastly, we worked on rules of exponents and did examples on simplifying expressions with exponents."
"Reviewed for his final. Went over trig identities, logarithmic functions, and geometric/arithmetic sequences. The student understands the material and has no problem answering questions as long as he remembers the formulas. Offered him a master formula sheet and gave him some test taking tips."
"The student and I continued going over trig problems. We tried to find some harder problems as to challenge her a little more and I think she did well for not seeing those problems for over a year. We also touched on exponential and logarithmic equations for about 10 minutes."