Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I continued our work with f(x)=kx^p problems. We deftly solved a problem asking us to find the function given two points, and he seemed comfortable in this regard. We then worked on problems asking for volume and surface area given a 2D net of the faces and a description of the solid they form."
"We started with a review of the unit circle, graph properties of trig functions, and arc length. The student is gaining familiarity with these important concepts. Per her request we spent the rest of the session reviewing for her upcoming physics test. The subject matter tied nicely into what she's been doing in trig - waves. Most of the work we did was discussing the concepts of wave behavior including reflection, refraction, diffraction, dispersion, propagation through mediums, and interference. We discussed the Doppler Effect, and sonic booms. I quizzed her on the differences and similarities between light and sound, then we went over a few problems involving frequency, wavelength, and period. She seems to have a fairly solid understanding of the concepts, but we ended up emphasizing vocabulary."
"Reviewed for upcoming test. Focused on De Moivre's Theorem and finding powers of complex numbers. Reviewed converting complex numbers from standard form to trigonometric form and definition and relationship between radicals and exponents."
"We went over a homework assignment (section 1.4) to review for the student's pre-calc quiz this week. He was doing pretty well - the section was on combining functions, which he understands for the most part. There are some practice problems in his textbook that he can complete and check his answers. We also started working on his lab report, which is due at the end of the week."
"The student finished the graded practice test on Module 1. The student then started and completed the graded test on Module 1. The test was 20 questions on everything we have worked on so far. He can solve triangles with the Law of Sines and the Law of Cosine very well. He fully understands how to calculate the area of a triangle when given 3 pieces of information. Sometimes he gets overly confident and thinks he knows the answer quickly, but when we work through the problem step-by-step he realizes his mistakes. The strategies we worked on were to go step-by-step through a problem and really go for accuracy. He has a 100% in the class, so we will continue to work towards maintaining this perfect score."
"The student was in between chapters, so we took time to review and make sure he understood the material they have covered so far in class."