Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we covered prisms and cylinders. We specifically went over how to find the surface area of rectangular prisms, triangular prisms, and cylinders. These were also in the form of word problems. The student needed help with finding surface area of prisms and cylinders when it came to word problems. I reviewed his notes with him and gave tips on how to solve word problems related to the concept. He mentioned that he scored an 89 on his last exam, which was great. He is doing well this unit even though he just started."
"The student's class has moved to solving quadratic functions using other techniques like the quadratic formula and complex numbers. He worked on his online assignments on those topics. I think he understood the quadratic formula by the end of the session."
"We worked on logarithmic equations and simplifying logarithmic expressions. We also worked on atomic energy levels and sublevels and orbitals of the different elements in the periodic table. We then worked on long division of polynomials and determining polynomial factors through long division."
"We covered summation series, converges and diverges. The student has had a really good feel for the material since we started this subject. This is more of a review for him. We went over a few ways to determine divergence quickly. Once he recognized that, it made the process easier. We then went over, and he finished all of his homework."
"We began with finding the areas of circles. The student does well with the formula itself, but he doesn't always pay attention to whether he is given the radius or the diameter in the problem. We will continue to work on that. From there we moved on to finding the areas of irregular figures. He does a good job splitting up the figures into figures that he can find areas for, and he does well actually finding the area. He did his homework on squares and square roots, which he was already familiar with, so he had no real issue with this. We also briefly discussed the Pythagorean theorem, which he used on one of problems about irregular figures."
"We worked on deriving some key values for trigonometric functions. The student had just covered the unit circle approach in class, so we worked out some calculations for angles like 30, 45, 60, 90, 180, etc. We also talked about converting between radians and degrees for angle measurement and understanding the terminal positions of angles larger than 360 or negative. We worked through a few examples of different types and discussed the strategies associated with solving each. After the session, he said he felt better about his understanding in the topic, and he was answering questions with greater confidence."