Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered a couple of review problems from the teacher including logs and exponential growth. I also did a quick introduction to sequences and series and the notation that goes along with them, and then did a fun lesson for the holidays demonstrating the sum of all natural numbers. The student felt like she did well on her final, but doesn't have a score yet."
"The student and I prepared for his test that he had in the upcoming week. The test covered converting between rectangular, polar and cis form of complex numbers; proving trig identities; finding complex numbers; adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing complex numbers; graphing complex numbers and evaluating powers of i. We started from the basics, built on that and went over each topic that was going to be covered on his test. Overall he did really well, gaining an understanding of each concept and solving the problems. On the practice work sheet he only had questions involving i which he was going to ask his teacher about."
"Today we continued with the exponential and logarithmic functions. We solved logarithmic and exponential equations. We went about applying the logarithmic function to solve equations about exponential functions used to model skill acquisition and bacterial growth. The student is making a lot of progress in his understanding to the topic. I instructed the student to attempt some of the problems that were on the worksheet that I am helping him with. I will check those he attempted next session."
"We covered a problem set based on parametrics, discussing polar and rectangular conversions, projectile motion, etc. The student had a good understanding of most of the concepts, and just needed to fill in some gaps and see how problems are worked through. Her attitude was very positive. I left her with extra practice via websites I found relevant to the material. She definitely is able to understand the concepts well once she learns how to do them."
"We reviewed a range of trigonometric math, in preparation for the student's upcoming quarterly exam. We focused primarily on the more difficult material, dealing with adding vectors and converting rectangular and polar equations, as well as solving triangles with the laws of sines and cosines."
"We scheduled an extra session tonight to go over a quiz from last week that the student didn't do so well on. His parents emailed all the copies of his homework and class notes to review, so that was very helpful. He does well on homework, but has a hard time remembering things when he gets to a test. I suggested he make a list of things he needs to memorize, and work some of the odd problems in his book to get more practice. I also gave him a few extra problems after we reviewed his last quiz, and got started on his review sheet for the next quiz on Tuesday. We also practiced some algebra skills that caused him to go astray on a couple of his last quiz questions. He did very well after we worked on them for awhile."