Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, we covered ambiguous cases of triangles. They were in the form SSA. There were either 0, 1, or 2 possible cases. We found all the missing sides and all the missing angles. The reason why there are different possible cases of the triangles is the angles. Sine x and sine (180-x) have the same value. We also covered magnitudes of vectors. The magnitude of a vector is the square root of the sum of the squares of the horizontal and vertical lengths."
"Today, we completed the student's assignment on verifying trigonometric equation by simplifying expressions using quotient and Pythagorean identities and common denominators. Then, we completed an entire non-calculator version of a new SAT test, where the student encountered some unfamiliar problems. I taught her the tricks to solving the problems faster for next time."
"We finished up the chapter with the normal distribution section, going over mean, standard deviation, standard error, etc. The student did very well recalling stem and leaf plots, normal distribution, and standard deviation. We finished the last unit test on statistics and data and will start the final exam next week."
"The student has a test on Monday, so he worked on his homework which covered the entire chapter on solving triangles using trig function, law of sines, and law of cosines. He needed help a little to remember what to use where, so we focused on finding the methods that work best for him. He will need some more practice before the test, but is pretty solid on the process once he figures out the method."
"We covered geometric series, including adding finite and infinite geometric series. The student's attitude was positive. Strategies used during this session included showing and explaining a concept and then having the student do some problems on their own. They have the rest of their homework to finish for practice."
"The student was focused on an upcoming group quiz about polar coordinates and their relationship to rectangular coordinates. She should review the conversion equations between the systems as well as reviewed trig functions to simplify, transform and graph equations. We also examined the benefits of both systems and how they can help describe certain functions more efficiently in one system compared to the other."