Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Covered chapter 2 test review for extra credit. Went over list worksheet in preparation for next exam. The student is improving and did well on her last exam. Next meeting will be scheduled for Sunday at usual time and place."
"The student had a review packet to work on covering symmetry and inverse functions that we reviewed. I went over the lesson with him, which covered generating from word problems. I also gave him a few tips for the math section of the ACT."
"We covered graphing inverse trigonometric functions today. The student has a quiz over this section on Wednesday and will have a test on Thursday. She told me that she struggled on the previous test over graphing basic trig functions. Specifically, she had trouble manipulating the periods and horizontal (phase) shifts of graphs. We went over those problems and made progress in our session. She also felt comfortable with the new material presented to her in class that day. The family wants to see how she does on her quiz to find out how much help she might need before her test."
"We went over advanced trig identities today. The student just needed a refresher on how to approach these types of problems. We were able to complete a majority of the problems he had. I showed him how to do one, we did another together (he wrote while I guided him), and he did the rest on his own. It was a great session."
"We worked on graphing inverse trig functions. 1. Rewrite the function so that it is easy to understand. 2. Write a table of points. 3. Plot points. The student needs to remember to apply vertical and horizontal stretches before applying shifts and to be careful of the domains and ranges of inverse trig functions."
"We worked on 1.2 in the text, dealing with slope, various forms of linear equations, and the use of parallel and perpendicular slopes. He did alright on his homework, but there were some unanswered questions. We chose to leave these for the next session. We then did some PHP together, looking at GET variables and the use of associative arrays."