Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed proofs for trigonometric expressions by using prior knowledge on Pythagorean trig identities. The student was not very confident with the concept taught, and I worked with her in building basic arithmetic skills in forming compound fractions and inverse of a term. I plan to revisit this topic in future sessions with her."
"We reviewed the test the student had taken, so that she could not only understand what she had done wrong, but also could make corrections to get more credit. Then she started working on her homework. She is actually able to do most of the homework with very little guidance, once she started just doing it!"
"We reviewed the topics on his upcoming test including simplifying rational functions, solving rational inequalities, and stating implicit domain and range of functions with rational expressions. I feel that the student is very prepared for his test this week, although prone to making so-called "simple errors" of transcription, carrying positive and negative signs, or leaving out mixed terms in the expansion of polynomials. I recommended to him that he check all answers on his test when he as completed the test in the hopes that he will catch these errors and not be penalized for his errors or, in some cases, get the answer wrong after doing almost all of the problem correctly."
"We reviewed topics from Algebra II today, focusing on compositions of functions. We also set up real life problems and drew linear functions modeling revenue, cost, and profit of a neighboring business as an application. Finally, we reviewed the topics of the SAT Math 1 in preparation for taking the test later in the year. We focused on logic of proving and disproving theorems and statements typically given on the test."
"We reviewed trig identities and went over many of the examples from class. She had some homework and we worked on many of these problems. She got more comfortable with the identities as we went through the problems. She did great."
"We reviewed trigonometric identities and the unit circle. The student solved various homework problems to find the reference angle and theta, and then we practiced converting from csc, sec, tan, and cot to get those values in terms of sin and cos. We used cos and sin terms to convert into x and y components of the unit circle. The student's thought process when solving each problem was correct. He still needs to continue practicing problem sets until solving each problem becomes second nature. An email was sent to him containing concepts to review and example problems for his test on Tuesday."