Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We completed a homework assignment on determining angles for a given terminal point and then computing sine, cosine, secant, co-secant, tangent, and co-tangent exactly using the coordinates of and distance to the terminal point. These problems also gave the student the opportunity to explore the sign of the above functions in the four quadrants of the Cartesian plane. With the remainder of the time, we reviewed for his upcoming test on trigonometric functions. This included SOHCAHTOA, the unit circle, and Pythagorean identities."
"Started on polar coordinates. The student had no problems graphing the coordinates as well as re-writing coordinates. We spent the majority of the session converting polar coordinates to rectangular coordinates and vice versa. He understands how to convert polar coordinates to rectangular and had little trouble using the formulas directly. I had him do several problems to help him get acquainted with such conversions."
"We did a broad review of algebra concepts to help her prepare for an upcoming placement exam. This was a last minute meeting (her test is tomorrow), but she has a good grasp of algebra concepts; we just brushed up on some of the tougher concepts like completing the square, advanced percentage problems, advanced linear and quadratic problems, etc. No new strategies, just review of old ones. No concerns!"
"We primarily reviewed Chapter 14 of the student's biology textbook related to sex-linked traits, pedigrees, and chromosomal abnormalities. We reviewed his worksheets and discussed examples of different types of abnormalities and gene therapies. In Pre-calc, we reviewed his past quiz and discussed the incorrect responses."
"The student and I took this session to review a few of the more complex hyperbola problems from her assigned work. These problems took most of the session, however they were very comprehensive in terms of covering all the aspects of finding the important parts of a hyperbola given the function in standard form. I believe I've mentioned it before, but I enjoy working with this student because she is able to work alongside me to solve problems and the conversation that we have while trying to solve the problem is valuable in terms of studying and remembering how to do these things for the quizzes."
"I covered with the student solving trigonometric equations. I also covered with her both a review packet and a homework assignment packet based on solving trigonometric equations. She is making good progress in learning and applying the concepts taught."