Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on a test review set of questions today. The topics included trigonometric functions, solving exponential expressions, transforming logarithmic functions from simplified form to expanded form (and vice-versa), finding domain & horizontal asymptotes of rational functions, and solving equations involving inequalities. He was very confident with most of the work done today, as he has been practicing the questions reviewed in the previous tutoring session."
"The student and I worked on the material he missed class on. We started with inverse trig functions, and he worked on his homework from that. We also started to work on the law of sines and law of cosines. We worked on the examples for that chapter, as well. He caught on pretty quickly, and asked questions when he needed."
"The student and I worked on the three sections that she went over in class. They all focused on geometric and arithmetic sequences. We also went over the finite sums of the different types of sequences. She did well, and the more in-depth explanations really helped her understand the concepts!"
"The student and I worked on trigonometric equations for most of the session. I gave her some general guidelines and principles of solving these types of equations, and went through several examples with her. She already had a fairly good understanding of the general concepts, but some of her applications of algebra principles were a bit unclear, especially in regards to steps of substitution. By the end of the session, she was much better with these concepts. We made plans to increase to two sessions per week, and start to work on chemistry as well."
"The student and I worked on trigonometric factoring using substitution and the unit circle. She did not struggle with the material, and had a positive attitude throughout the session. I included strategies to simplify complex solutions and convey certain concepts."
"The student and I worked through his homework from a new unit, applying the binomial theorem. When we started, the student was struggling both with what the theorem represented conceptually and how to apply it. By the end of the session, all his homework problems had been solved with him working more independently. I provided him with a method of setting up the problems so that he has an easier time tracking the many terms of the binomial expansion, which should help him reduce copying errors. We also discussed his upcoming test on logarithms. He had already been reviewing for the test in class and said he felt well prepared for the test. We did not review any material on logarithms, as the student wanted to focus on his new material."