Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered many example problems regarding trigonometric identities within quadratic equations. We then worked on a few of her homework problems over the same type of material. I was able to help her understand it better. I left her with a pre-calculus study guide to use when she is not in sessions with me."
"The student and I spent our time going over polar coordinates and the conversion between that and Cartesian coordinates. The student also worked on how to convert things back and forth from parametric and Cartesian coordinates. After reviewing for his test, he worked on basic physics work/power problems. He should be ready for anything that's thrown at him on a test regarding those concepts."
"The student and I spent our time together reviewing for her test this week. She worked through a teacher-provided study guide that included a long list of problems like those that would appear on the test. For problems that were particularly challenging, she first reviewed the underlying concepts before working on problem solving strategies."
"The student worked on a group of exponential and logarithm problems to prepare for her upcoming test. She is doing a good job with these problems, and the only mistakes made were minor (e.g. sometimes forgetting to use parenthesis properly when writing down a function)."
"The student had a biology quiz today. She had some math homework, so we went over that and worked through some of the problems together. They covered the Cartesian plane and graphing more complicated functions."
"The student and I continued work on geometric transformations of functions and their graphs. I presented some general tips for creating graphs without having to first create tables of values. With a little practice, he seemed to grasp these strategies well. With more practice, I am confident that these strategies will become even more intuitive for him."
"We worked on logarithms to prepare for her test. Overall, she understands most log based problems. She seems well prepared for her test. We will start preparing for finals next session."
"It was nice to meet the student today. We reviewed for his pre-calculus class. For the most part, he seems to understand the concepts and the quality of this problem-solving ability and pre-calculus is quite high. He wanted to prepare for his finals. We walked through to his previous tests. The tests elucidated that he was having trouble working with logarithmic and exponential functions."
"Since this is finals week at local high schools, we focused on reviewing confusing concepts from the past semester. This included reviewing problems from the most recent test, as well as backtracking to clarify concepts like polar coordinates, solving trigonometric equations, transformations, and exponential growth."
"The student and I met tonight to help her go over all of the review pages she has for her final exam on Thursday and create a note card so that she can use it for her exam. I worked on quizzing her knowledge of past chapters and pointed out the most important concepts from these so that she could focus on what is likely to be on the test. I helped her write formulas and concepts on the note card to help her on the test. We went over some of the identities, and we looked at different graphs and equations that are probably going to be on the test."
"We spent most of our time looking at trig applications, specifically two-step trig function evaluation and law of sines application. She seemed well prepared for the test, and is just working through her review packet for homework."
"I covered her chapter 5 "quest", chapter 3 test, and chapter 4 test. Once we review the concepts, she remembers how to do it. I asked her to let me know what she wants to review on Wednesday."