Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over linear mapping. He and his friends were having trouble understanding the problems since they were long worded problems, but I was able to teach them how to analyze the problem as well as basic algebra skills needed to solve the problem. We were able to go over majority of their homework before the session finished."
"I spent a few minutes reviewing the student's notes from this week's lectures. She wanted to review the four "different" ways of expressing a point using polar coordinates. We worked through a few examples, and I showed the student how I approach these problems. By the end of our session, she seemed to have made the connections that 1 : +/- angle values are obtained by shifting angle +/-360 (2pi rad) 2 : +/- r values are obtained by shifting +/- 180deg (pi rad)"
"We reviewed and corrected the student's quiz (good result on that!) We looked at inverses of functions numerically and graphically and learned how to find the inverse with those two methods At the end, I gave the student three problems similar to those he had missed on the quiz to solidify those corrections."
"We covered the student's tests and work from Pre-calculus. I left him with a study guide for the next test, but with a focus on writing everything out and checking the work."
"In pre-calc we went over completing the fractions using matrices. He did not do too bad once there was an understanding on what need to be done. We then went over conservation of momentum. He seemed to really enjoy these and didn't have any problems going over the homework. I suggested that next week, he should review the pre-calc tests, and we will go over any questions that he would have on those tests on the Monday."
"The student and I continued to practice verifying trigonometric statements. This time, some of the practice problems could be solved using U-substitution. She understood how to solve the problems. After we reviewed her latest material, we returned to the types of trig verification problems from the prior session. She showed initiative and willingness to improve by asking to return and embellish on these. She wanted to work on even harder problems than those she had been assigned. We mainly focused on how to anticipate what trig identities should be applied based on looking at one side of the equation as the "starting point" and the other side as the "end goal"."