Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"She and I went over graphing trigonometric equations and writing the equation of a trigonometric equation when given the graph. We went over some tricks on how to graph cotangent and how to write an equation when given a cosecant or secant graph. At the end of the session, she was much more comfortable with the material. She has a test on Thursday, so we will be meeting again tomorrow to review for her test."
"She and I went over her homework assignment and review homework for this chapter. The main focus of these assignments was inverse equations and combining two equations in function format. We also went back over some previous homework assignments and addressed some questions that she had on a few problems. Overall, she is doing an awesome job! I know that some of the questions use confusing wording, but she understands the concepts after understanding what the questions are asking."
"She and I went through all but 2 of the concept sections in her SSAT book given to her from the test makers. She seems to have a good handle on many of the concepts, but geometry is one of the subjects we'll need to work on the most. I think the majority of her issues may be with her confidence and test strategy in general. She will be reviewing some of the more challenging questions we went over for next time. We will pick up where we left off then!"
"She and I worked on understanding and using the unit circle. Her teacher is going a bit too fast, so hopefully I was able to clarify a few questions that she might have had. I think that drawing out every problem could help her conceptualize a few things like terminal angles, and using special triangles to calculate the trig functions of angles. I also know that it's difficult to learn on a screen, so kudos for trying it out! Good luck with the homework!"
"She and I worked through her latest homework, continuing the chapter on trigonometry and getting into inverse trig functions and their applications. We went through some problems that were straightforward uses of the unit circle to work backwards, and hit a few problems that had to do with isolating theta as a variable by using inverse trig functions (mainly arctan)."
"She had a study sheet for trig identities. We worked on these. She made some minor mistakes, but overall, she did a great job. I suggested she do these problems over and over until she can do them in her sleep. She will contact me if she needs to meet on Saturday."