Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on practice problems utilizing the information we built a study guide for the previous session. I also explained several systems of equations problems utilizing conic sections as well, and test-taking tips. He did a great job on remembering the information we covered previously, and was able to make his own connections on how the different conic sections relate to each other. The student has shown me that he is well prepared for his exam tomorrow."
"The student and I prepared for an upcoming test on trigonometry by going back through his homework and notes. We briefly covered each subject (degrees/radians, the unit circle, graphing trig functions, trig identities), and I was able to answer any lingering questions. The student was occasionally prone to minor errors, but conceptually seemed to understand the material."
"The student and I went over his previous weeks quiz and studied the new material. He only missed a few points on his previous quiz and he has a good understanding of the current material. We also practiced solving and proving trigonometric identities"
"The student did not take the trigonometric addition and subtraction test yet so we continued to review that content. We also reviewed trigonometric addition and subtraction using angles in triangles. At the end of the session we continued to review solving simple trigonometry problems. She seems to be well prepared for her test. Overall it was a good session."
"The student and I worked on conic sections. We concentrated on understanding the properties and equations for ellipses and hyperbola, their similarities and differences. We completed homework problems from the book - graphing conics, writing in standard form, identifying the conic, etc."
"Today the student and I covered problems dealing with geometry - such as relating area to volume and surface area. Towards the end of the session he was grasping the material well and felt comfortable for tomorrows quiz. On the last quiz he received an 88% and a 90% on his most previous homework."
"We reviewed a study worksheet the student had for his test tomorrow. He feels very comfortable with the material going into the test. The problems we reviewed involved proving complicated trigonometric identities using half angle, double angle, and sum/difference equations."
"I identified and explained to the student the meaning of the ordered pairs of points, linear, and quadratic equations & functions. Graphed linear equations, and found the slope of certain linear functions. I worked on preparing the student for the test."
"In today's lesson, the student and I reviewed sum and difference formulas of sine, cosine, and tangent. As we went through the formulas and practice problems, she was writing down notes. She was very receptive to the examples and the information I was giving her. She was not struggling so much with these concepts, and the extra practice was good reinforcement. I advised her to review all the identities we went over again by writing them down on a blank piece of paper over and over again. Also, she should write these formulas before tackling quizzes or tests."
"The student has a test tomorrow. We started off working on her homework on graphing inequalities. I taught her skills that she would need to graph the inequalities and how to use a test point to determine which side of the line to shade. I also taught her how to find the maximum and minimum values for an objective function. She didn't quite understand the need for constraints at first, so we went over it in detail."
"The student and I went over his homework using trig identities to find lengths of triangle sides. We then went over some material on expressions involving both regular and inverse trig functions."
"Today, we worked on preparing for your upcoming test on 3.4 and 3.5. We continued working on log and exponential functions, this time targeting the areas you needed more help in. We went over the worksheet your teacher gave you, which mainly covered all types of exponential functions, and I definitely think you've got that down! You solved so many of them without my help at all. After that, we went over the checkpoints in section 3.4. Some of them were trickier than others, but I think as long as you remember the log and ln rules, you will do great. Especially the product and quotient rules! Even though this material is still not incredibly easy for you, I've definitely seen an improvement in your math abilities so far, even after just 3 sessions. I think we're definitely on a good track for the future."