Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered the laws of sines and cosines, doing some final review problems and some older materials."
"We worked on precalculus topics for her placement test, including completing the square, graphing functions, and some trig review. She just needs to review a bit. The main strategy I suggested was to use my PreCalc book and do the review tests to identify problems and try to learn from the book or online. Great attitude!"
"In this session, we went over convex mirrors and how to use the mirror equation when looking at these problems. We also went over how to solve algebraic equations that use logarithmic functions. I gave the student a couple problems from both his physics and pre-calculus textbooks to do over the long weekend."
"We covered graphing rational functions (asymptotes, intercepts, finding extra points), simplifying expressions, writing logarithmic equations in exponential form, solving natural log equations, and reviewed the properties of logarithms in expanding and simplifying expressions. I also noted that the student's attention span is relatively short, and chose to engage her in solving some of the problems to make sure that she was attentive and grasping the concepts well."
"We covered asymptotes, and continuity. She needed help mostly with rational functions that shared zeros in the numerator and denominator. We went over a few examples and she did better. She felt great about the material, a few things she didn't understand at first but once learned, she was O.K. Recognizing holes made it easier for her to predict continuity and limits. We went over her homework packet but she had more questions to practice and to work off of."
"We practiced going through several geometry-related ACT questions. We reviewed area and circumference for a circle of a given radius and how to use percentages to find the portion of an area or arclength of a circle. We reviewed how a central angle of a circle relates to the arclength and area of a sector. We went through the properties of an arc of a circle measured in degrees and corresponding angles with the vertex at the center or on the edge of the circle. We reviewed what a tangent line is and properties of a line that is tangent to a circle. We talked about the properties of a triangle inscribed inside a circle with one side as a diameter. The student was doing better working with various geometric properties of circles and triangles once we reviewed some of the formulas."