Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We started our session by going over her physics assignment, especially the concepts of electric force and electric field. Then we worked on a review of a pre-calc homework assignment on arithmetic series. The student is very quick learner. Once she understands the concepts, she is able to apply them to solve problems independently."
"Today we worked on practice problems from various topics, one of which was verifying trig identities. Looking at the Pythagorean identities, we established that they can be derived from the basic sin^2(x) + cos^2(x) = 1, simply by dividing through by sin^2(x) or cos^2(x). We also identified the reciprocal identities and quotient identities. We also practiced solving trig equations, working through them in an algebraic way before using a unit circle to find the exact answer(s)."
"We covered an old exam and it was all comprehensive. The student is always alert and eager to learn new concepts and test-taking techniques. He is going to complete the rest of problems."
"We worked on a review of the student's book work. Tonight's problems were in statistics, average rate of change and graphing a variety of functions as systems of inequalities. We spent a lot of work calculating values in statistics like standard deviation and quartiles. We reviewed exponent rules for graphing some of the functions."
"In chemistry, the student's class has started energy transitions and associated colors of light, which he has mostly understood. However, his class hasn't covered how to calculate energy levels. In math, he is now using cross products more. He's learned to calculate them without mixing up the signs, and now needs to master how the different vector operations can be used together."
"Today we solved triangles. This means we determined the measurements of all the missing angles and sides. We used law of cosines and law of sines. We also covered vectors. Vectors have a magnitude and a direction. The dot product of two vectors is equal to the product of their magnitudes and cosine of the angle between them. This means that if the dot product is zero, then the vectors are perpendicular."