Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on more questions regarding right angled triangles. We used the trigonometric functions (e.g. tangent, law of sines) to find missing angles and sides of given right angle triangles. He has become very comfortable with the concepts taught, which will help him a lot moving forward in the course."
"The student had some difficulty with worksheet problems dealing with exponential growth or decay. We worked through several problems and had questions about one or two others. In one case, the variable units were not specified exactly, so it was uncertain if the given rate was per year or per month. The student was going to ask her teacher about these problems. Her exams start soon, so she wants to be very prepared for them."
"The student had some questions over law of sines, so we did a few sample problems from his relevant worksheet. We also covered law of cosines and how to manipulate the equation depending what is known or unknown in the triangle. He understood the material and got better with practice."
"The student has a test tomorrow, so we spent the session going over his review worksheet from class. He had a few minor issues going through each section, but by the end of the session, we went over and practiced the parts where he made mistakes. Imaginary numbers and factoring polynomials were the two sections he had most trouble with. I told him to make sure to show all of his work and not to erase the work he has already done."
"The student has an exam coming up, so we reviewed trig equations, the unit circle, arc lengths, section areas, and angle conversion (radians and degrees). She had been struggling with those concepts, but she now has a better understanding. I showed her how to convert angles from degrees to radians and vice versa, and that helped her a lot."
"The student has an exam tomorrow, so I helped her review for it. Unlike her past two-day exams, which have usually been divided into two segments, one of which was calculator-friendly and the other not, this exam seems more like a quiz which she only has one class period to complete. This quiz will focus on functions and operations between them, including multiplication, addition, and composition. She should review again, apart from our session, how the operations between two functions affect the resulting domain, which is ultimately dependent on the original functions. In addition, she should review the difference between zeroes and domain. These seem to be her weaker areas, while her stronger areas lie in representing functions as compositions of component functions, and graphing given functions to extract the range. I wish her good luck on her test."