Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student received another opportunity to increase her semester grade for last semester via a quiz on graphing trigonometric functions and their transformations and finding angle values using triangles, special angles, and inverse trigonometric functions. We spent time during the session practicing the graphing techniques needed to sketch accurate graphs of the functions."
"Right now the student's class is reviewing Math 2. Today I went over some work he will use in the class. We went over the limit difference quotient and unit circle briefly. He understood the method but made small mistakes occasionally. I will teach him to check his work after answering."
"We covered intrinsic functions, applying and solving them using the unit circle. The student has a good grasp on the material now. She feels a lot more confident now than we started. We went over review material for an upcoming online exam. I was able see a few of her previous tests and quiz scores, which she did very well on."
"The student and I prepped for his upcoming exam. We reviewed scatter plots, LSRLs, correlation coefficients, residuals, and residual plots. We also reviewed arithmetic and exponential sequences as models for scatterplots application and developing LSRLs. We focused how to formulate exponential equations, both simple and complex. The student really could explain the concepts accurately."
"The student felt very good about her status in her PreCalc class, so we worked on SAT math. She recently took a practice test and got stuck on a few questions. We worked through them and identified that her weak areas are geometry, statistics, and word problems resembling physics. We worked through the problems, and did a problem of the day on the app. I also showed her where she could use the app to help her review her problem areas. She has about a month until she takes the exam so she has time to get ready."
"Tonight, we started working with inverse trig functions. We primarily worked through the homework problems to cover the concepts. These included understanding the domain of each function and utilizing this information to solve with and without a calculator the values of inverse trig functions. In some cases, this required knowing the known triangles or drawing his own triangle and working through the problem to determine the other trig values. Overall, the first time through these types of problems was slow, but the student did not have any major issues solving the problems. In addition to tonight's work, I asked him to try a few more of the odd problems, especially arccot(x), as these were the more difficult ones. He should check his answers to ask any questions next time. I also want him to review the domain and range of each of the functions for next time."