Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We completed her homework and reviewed for a possible quiz on trigonometric addition and subtraction. She understands how to use the formulas but was struggling most with relating the sin and cosine to their corresponding locations on the unit circle. We review the unit circle and I showed her how to quickly create one to help on future tests and homework. Overall it was a good session."
"In today's session, we reviewed the student's missed homework assignments on logarithms and logarithmic properties. She quickly picked up the general workings, but had a little trouble with the nuances (such as rearranging parts of an equation and dealing with negative signs). She understood and assimilated these nuances along the way, however. With the quizzes, she had little issue, but required some breakdown of the graphing portion. After deliberating on the topic, she felt more comfortable with graphing functions on her own."
"Met the student today: Worked on solving system of equations with 3 variables using Gauss elimination method. Worked on her homework. Had a look ahead into: 1. How to multiply matrices (preparation for matrix manipulation) 2. How to multiply a row vector by a column vector 3. How to multiple an nxm matrix by an mx1 vector How to solve a n equation system with n unknowns using inverse of a matrix. The student was able to independently solve her homework problems by the time I left her. I am very proud of this student."
"I was excited that the student worked on his homework that I assigned him. He seems to be progressing well. Today we refined the ideas of sinusoidal graphs. With a little more practice, I think he will be able to get the hang of it. After that, we worked on some mnemonic devices to remember the unit circle better. From there, we moved onto circular graphs, which are similar to sinusoidal graphs, but they use radians instead of degrees. All in all, I think it was a productive day for us."
"The concepts covered were mainly reciprocal, Pythagorean, and ratio identities. We went in-depth in how to solve problems that dealt with those identities. We did many practice problems to understand these concepts. The student's attitude was very positive. I told her the basic approach or strategies and what she should be thinking when she tackles these types of problems. She definitely started to get the hang of these problems the more and more we did them."
"The student has a upcoming test. We worked on solving system of three equations. We also discussed the difference between a system having no solution and a solution dependent on another variable. We moved on to partial fraction decomposition."