Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session, the student and I reviewed for his final exam. He took a chapter exam on Monday. He did very well and felt very confident on the material. This final covers four chapter, so we decided to review the chapters he felt were the most difficult today, which would given him additional time to work out examples, and ask more questions next session. Specifically we covered the chapters on logarithms and conic sections. He needed to review the algebraic properties of log, as well as the graphs, to be prepared for the exam. We worked out several examples by going over the relative chapter exams. We also reviewed the properties of the parabola, such as determining the equation from a given directrix and focus. He did very well with the remaining material and felt confident he could answer exam questions. I recommended working through the chapter exams for each chapter we covered today. Next session, we will cover the final two chapters and go over any questions from today."
"The student and I reviewed some homework problems he was given today. He seemed to have a loose understanding of many of the topics he is expected to know. I believe with just a little more practice, he will be able to master these topics."
"The student and I went over his homework problems and reviewed converting from radians to degrees, as he struggled with those problems. We continued to discuss the unit circle and how to derive those coordinates without straight memorization. We went over finding arc length and the area of sectors, as well as working with negative angles or angles greater than 360 degrees. He struggled with some of the concepts upon introduction, but grew stronger with repetition and practice. He has a few problems to complete for homework."
"The student and I went over some distance examples from her class in addition to getting to know each other briefly. We seemed to get along well and I am excited to work with her moving forward."
"The student and I worked on combinations and permutations in preparation for her SAT2 subject test. She had gone over a few things with her brother, but forgot the details of that work, so I offered her a different perspective, and in addition, left her with an assignment to write down the basic formulas for combinations with and without different permutations from memory tonight. Not only will she have this to keep, but recalling it once on her own will help her retain the information."
"The student and I worked on her first trigonometry test review, a few homework problems, and an extra credit problem. We mainly reviewed graphs and strategies for doing them efficiently, but we also looked at verifying trigonometric functions. Graphing was a lot easier for her this session compared to the last one."