Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I studied properties of sine and cosine graphs, amplitude, frequency, period, vertical shift, and horizontal shift."
"Continued working on solving expressions with single variables. Discussed multiplying and dividing by negative and positive numbers."
"We went through final review questions that the student had issues figuring out. We were able to finish most of the questions that she had problems with."
"Good to see the student again. During this session, we continued to go through the review packet we prepared for the final exam. During this session, we identified that the student was having minor trouble with hyperbolas, parabolas, and ellipses. This suggests that the student should spend extra time reviewing some of the characteristics of these conic functions and some of the relevant practice problems that go with them. Accordingly, I assigned the student some additional practice problems from the book to help remind him how to do such problems. We will continue reviewing next session. Good stuff!"
"The student seemed a bit rusty on the earlier material such as factoring quadratics, finding inverses, working with exponents and graphing, but he quickly relearned what we went over. He showed that he could complete the work from later in the semester (which is seemingly much more difficult). I focused especially on viewing roots as exponents, since he seemed more comfortable working with those, and since it quickly refreshed him on how to work with those concepts. I think if he practices just a bit more he'll do great on his exam."
"Today we finished up practicing scale factor. I had the student practice some challenging problems about drawings, maps, and building plans. She did really well, so I then decided to challenge her with a new topic. She loves triangles so I started teaching her the basics of trigonometry. We worked on sine, cosine, and tangent. She did really well understanding the concepts of opposite and adjacent sides, and was finding missing angles in no time."