Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student needed some help with Trigonometry, specifically the common known values and the inverse Trig functions. She was not aware that she would have to memorize the common known values, and once I explained that, she had no trouble with the rest of the material. As a matter of fact, she could do some of the problems faster than I could! Her biggest struggle, as I see it, is being careful and meticulous when doing the problems. She is a bright student and wants to skip steps in her calculations, however this leads her to make simple mistakes despite having a good grasp on the subject matter. I recommended she write out all the steps she is taking and go over the answer before submitting her test. We went over all the odd-numbered problems for that section and I left her to do the even problems on her own."
"The student asked that we go over the concept of limits. He said he was very confused about that topic, so I began by showing him the difference between being able to actually evaluate a function (y=3x+6) at x = 2 and finding the limit as x ---> 2 of something that looks similar to that function, y = 3(x-2)(x+2)/(x-2). He asked VERY GOOD questions, seemed curious, and seemed to understand the problems I chose from S.11.1. We ended with discussing goal setting, motivation and career goals."
"We ran through problems the student encountered on the last assignment and did a 1 and 1 for each type of problem on her new assignment on vector math. She seems to be in a good spot."
"Tonight we reviewed polynomial division, both long and synthetic. We then discussed graphing and writing polynomial equations. We also reviewed some previous questions that the student had on quadratics. We had a very productive session!"
"The student has a quiz in physics and a test in precalculus coming up, so we went over information for both classes. I was able to give her a better understanding of what the electric field and the potential difference is for point charges. When we were done with the physics portion of our session, she was feeling more confident. The precalculus we went over was mainly for parametric equations. Since she is in physics concurrently with precalculus, the word problems in this section came a lot easier to her."
"For today's session, the student worked on his homework and quiz preparation. Both contained the same concepts. The concepts we reviewed were circles, distance formula, and functions. He did extremely well in problems pertaining to the distance formula and circles. He was also confident with function equations, but there is still room for improvement. He should do some more function practice problems until he feels 100% confident with them."