Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on using the law of sines to solve word problems and how to manipulate it to get what you want from it. We then worked a lot on the law of cosines and did some practice problems and word problems with that. He seemed to understand a lot and did great."
"Covered questions that would be on a test the student had the next day. Topics included: how to handle functions within other functions; whether functions were odd, even, or neither; how to stop over thinking during tests. He seemed to get everything pretty quickly; in the remaining time, he asked me about upcoming topics in his textbook, and I will prepare a mini-lesson on complex numbers for the next meeting. I wrote the process I used to solve problems on note cards, all of which I gave to him at the end."
"We worked on the student's test prep material for exponential and log functions. I did as much as I could do to explain the fundamentals to her in an intuitive and operative way. I advised her to continue with practices to get familiar with them and apply them in more complicated problems."
"We devoted the session to conic sections, specifically parabolas, ellipses, and hyperbolas. We discussed the properties of each conic section as well as the calculation of these properties based on both the equations and the graphs. We also went back and forth between equations and graphs for all of the conic sections. I am confident that the student can determine all of the properties of parabolas, ellipses, and hyperbolas from the appropriate equations."
"This was our first session in 10 days due to her busy schedule, but it went very well and we went over a practice quiz. We covered everything that we have gone over with so far: asymptotes, graphing, imaginary number, roots, etc. She was having a little trouble with remembering all of the rules but I went over them again and reminded her that I sent her study sheets on the subject as well as a webpage with practice problems."
"Today we discussed De Moivre's Theorem and converted complex numbers into the polar form and talked about the roots of complex numbers. We went over the future lessons and revised the mistakes in the test the student took in school last Wednesday. The student struggled with the procedures of the problems and the proofs of the problem where one has to infer the mathematical properties or theorems used. The student had the materials provided by her school teacher. The student went up from 60% to 78% in her weekly assessment test. The student really understands the higher and lengthier pre-calculus concepts."