Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We spent the session continuing with the student's review for the final. We first reviewed a quiz she previously took and went over corrections so that she could comprehend her mistakes concerning trig functions and its corresponding identities. Once she felt comfortable with the material, we moved on to polynomials, methods for factoring them, and identifying roots. She needed a little practice with synthetic division, but after going through a couple of examples was able to master it. We spent the last part of the session attempting a quiz retake."
"We went over functions and operations of functions. The student is solid at the current unit, but he expressed some struggles with past units. He has a final coming up, so we spent the session going over problems that were on his past tests. We plan on continuing this for the next two weeks until his final exam."
"We went over homework set of questions for trigonometric expressions and equations where the Pythagorean identities and theorem were used in determining the exact value of given trigonometric expressions. The student was quick to learn about the relevant Pythagorean identities and will just need to memorize them for future use."
"We went over identifying graphs of polynomials--how to tell their degree and even and odd multiplicity of zeros. We also went over how to find features of polynomials and graph them. The student was doing very well; she had some confusion with multiplicity but caught up very quickly once explained. We even got a little bit ahead of her class with our extra time."
"We went over math homework (chapter 7.1) and we also did ACT math practice. She did need a few pointers on how to solve trigonometric equations using identities. We used substitutions, multiplying, and squaring in order to solve the equations. We also encountered and dealt with superfluous roots brought about by squaring."
"We went over more topics in trigonometry related to the units circle, such as finding the value of trig functions with common angles, as well as went on to work with inverse trig functions. The student was assigned to memorize the first quadrant angles and corresponding positions of the unit circles, as well as get a score 100 on the inverse trig function exercise path."