Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We finished her homework for the night and went over equations of ellipses, circles, and hyperbolas."
"We went over some of the homework practice problems and continued our topic on the parent of typical functions and graph transformation."
"We reviewed for the student's test next week. We reviewed trig functions and how they are used to find the missing side on a triangle."
"The student is really struggling with this section, since it's probably the hardest thing in all of PreCalc. However, he persevered well and kept doing better. We have one more practice before his test, and he should be doing really well by then."
"The student and I went over her notes in her packet. We discussed arc lengths and how to convert radians to degrees and the other way around. We showed that (180/pi) is our unit converter as well as (pi/180). One problem in particular initially troubled us-- when finding the speed of a connected wheel with a different diameter. The student is in chemistry and familiar with cross canceling units to arrive at the units wanted. I used this method and idea to help her connect what to do. She feels like she will do well on this test. I left her a few problems to review on her own before the test and suggested memorizing the formulas. She is a great student."
"We reviewed some of the material that will be covered on Friday's midterm. The material we reviewed included inequalities, number lines, radicals, factoring, discriminant, and the quadratic formula. Overall, the student knew the concepts very well by the end of the session. An important concept that came out of this lesson is knowing when to factor or when to use the quadratic formula when finding the value of x. This should be practiced until he is confident with the material."