Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed for the student's test Tuesday on trigonometric identities. We worked through 2 practice tests. She did very well with the identities; there are still a few she isn't 100% certain on, but that will get better as she studies them further tonight. She did very well with problems that gave some basics of 3 angles and then asked various trig problems that utilized a myriad of identities. She really understands that basic trig functions and the interrelations between them. She has a harder time with the proofs, but, in general, does well with them. Some of the proofs that use a more obscure identity or that involve a significant amount of manipulation provide snag points for her. Fortunately, 1 of the practice tests we went through had a couple of tough proofs that we were able to work through. This gave her exposure to those kind of problems prior to encountering them on her test in class. She seems fairly comfortable with the topic and will be well prepared with some more studying this evening."
"We reviewed the student's packet on introductory Calculus, then did some practice finding limits. She is enjoying the concepts and understanding them well."
"The student and I worked on conics. He had the material on circles (which was covered in class) down, no problem. We started talking about ellipses, which he would be learning about the following day."
"We covered a wide range of topics this time. We started with electricity and basic circuitry, namely series circuits. We discussed the flow of charge through a circuit. We did a problem where Ohm's law was used to determine the current in a series circuit consisting of three resistors. We computed the equivalent resistance and then used the voltage (potential drop) over the terminals of the battery to assess the current."
"We focused primarily on solving linear systems of equations of three variables, with some work on partial fraction decomposition, including linear terms, quadratic terms, and repeated terms, and equating coefficients, as well as solving the resulting system. The student is solid on the theory of these concepts and just needs to take things a little bit more slowly to avoid simple mistakes. We will continue to work on this."
"This lesson was to help the student prepare for her upcoming exam. I hadn't seen her in a few weeks, but she said she's doing well, and her work confirmed that."