Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered trig identities, including arcsin, arccos and arctan. I showed the student problems that she would use it in, and we also started to go over general cases for the problems. Overall it wen well, she was able to understand the concepts both for specific problems and general case."
"We covered unit circle and applications to calculating angles and their trig functions. We used right triangles to calculate unknown items given two sides or a side and a hypotenuse. Student is doing well and is slightly ahead of the schedule."
"We did his homework together today. He had a few questions here or there, but he mostly had a handle on everything. I didn't really need to say or do much aside from correct him on his mistakes and help explain some concepts to him. He has a test coming up soon, and if the past two weeks have been any indication, it seems like he will do well on it."
"We did prep for her test - we focused exclusively on functions. She did well. She needs to slow down a bit and remember to do the simple parts of the problems like distribute a value and not shy away from problems that seem 'hard'. We also focused on test taking strategies."
"We did some light review over the material and mostly spent time discussing some test taking strategies and why he feels so pressured when he takes the exam. He told me he knew what his mistakes were right as he turned in his exam and overall felt that he understood the material better than before due to our session yesterday. I don't think he has any particular struggles except for one portion that he had forgotten before the exam which probably caused him to do poorly. However, during our session today, he was answering the questions on his review sheet without any issue. I didn't give him more practice as I believe he has all the practice he needs. I believe he needed to review some key concepts such as his trig identities and properties of the trig functions (range, domain, etc.). No major concerns or wins for this session."
"We did the odd numbered exercises of the review problems at the end of Chapter 2 of the student's textbook. However, we focused on about a third of the review items, specifically those related to sections 2.3 to 2.5. She showed real interest and effort in solving these problems on finding roots or zeros of polynomial functions. She needs to be careful, though, in her computations by hand as minor mistakes can use up time in a test or lead to the wrong result. I taught her to apply symmetry to limit her search for roots."