Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student was having a difficult time understanding trigonometric graphs, especially when in the form y = A sin(Bx-C) + D. We walked through some algorithms to simplify the process."
"Today we covered the law of sines and cosines, specifically the ambiguous cases. We will continue to work on this during our next session."
"We finally have a grade update with the student: a 94 in her most recent precalculus test! This should definitely boost her grade up, and we will continue to strive for A's! Today's session served as a review for an upcoming quiz (tomorrow). We reviewed her notes from class, made flashcards, timed certain exercises, and completed the majority of her homework packet. We covered: -Differentiating between x and theta, basically knowing when to use radians and when to use degrees. -Finding the domain and range of each trig function. -Knowing what the fundamental period is for each trig function. -Determining the extended domain and range when the parent domain is altered. -Being able to draw the graph of each trig function in less than 7 minutes, as her quiz will have that time restraint. Side note: I cannot express how proud I am of the student and her willingness to do well. She came to the session today, like always, with a positive attitude and smile. To top things off, she came prepared with what she knew she needed help on and what we needed to review for tomorrow's quiz. She even brought flashcards and was beyond ready to utilize them."
"We started reviewing for the student's final - we covered domain, range, vertical line test, how to put quadratic equations into standard form, and stared reviewing logs. She did well on her last midterm and is hoping for a similarly high score on her finals."
"We covered complex trigonometric functions, specifically focusing on reducing and simplifying complex equations of secant, cosecant, and cotangent functions. The student was comfortable with the material but wanted extra help, so I wrote a large variety of practice problems, which he solved with little to no help."
"Today we covered trigonometric identities. We used the identities to determine whether an equation involving trigonometric functions were true. We covered Pythagorean identities, inverse identities, sum and difference identities and double angle identities. Student was eager to understand the material. We used a graphing calculator to see whether an equation held true. We graphed each side of the equation and determined whether all the values were the same through the table. If it was true, we had to prove that the equation held true."