Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session we went over geometric sequences and mathematical induction. The student did well and picked up both concepts quickly. We were slightly behind schedule due to the rescheduling, but were able to get back on track quickly and efficiently."
"The student and I covered trig problems, including unit circle, angles, values, radians, degrees, and inverse functions. We then calculated values by hand using sum and difference formulas. We also discussed how to simplify algebra expressions."
"The student had his test this week. He does not know what grade he got on it but he feels good about it. We went over co-functions and worked on proving identities. He is doing much better with this."
"We conducted a review of matrix properties and equations. In addition, conducted calculator tools and instruction to facilitate matrix solutions. We also reviewed how matrix combination rules and how to setup inverse matrix equations."
"The student and I spent the session working through a worksheet in preparation for his test. On the worksheet were problems related to plotting transformations of trigonometric functions, identifying trigonometric functions, and using the unit circle to solve complex trigonometric functions (ex: arcsin(sin(x)))."
"Today we reviewed conic sections (parabolas, circles, hyperbolas, and ellipses) for her quiz tomorrow. She was having the most trouble with ellipses because she missed the class when they discussed them. She was working very hard and had a good attitude about the material. She seems pretty confident and only needs to memorize a few more things before the quiz. We talked about how to read examples in the textbook for extra help when she studies tonight."
"We reviewed arithmetic and geometric sequences and series, as well as how to take the sum of different kinds of series. While the student had some problems in the beginning, he eventually got the hang of it and completed the rest of the questions correctly. All he has left to learn is infinite series before his test, but he seems adequately prepared to learn it."
"The student and I discussed trig functions and reciprocal trig functions mostly, she was more comfortable with the regular trig functions but we cleared up some confusion by expressing the reciprocal functions as the inverse of the fraction of the sides rather than the inverse of the trig functions themselves."
"The student's class is finally catching up to the math that we have been covering while his class wasn't meeting; we did all of his homework on logarithms, natural logarithms, and exponentiation, then started looking at the other class's homework since they are slightly ahead."
"We mainly went over the topics that he studied the past few weeks, which were trig identities. After reviewing, we did plenty of problems so that he can become familiar in using them along with being more adept at using the appropriate ones."
"During this session we worked on her homework assignment. The assignment was based on the determinant of 2x2 and 3x3 matrices. The student had her notes from her class so I explained them to her and walked her through an example. Then she was able complete all the questions on her own. Then I introduced to her the minors and cofactors of a matrix. We walked through some examples and then I had her do some problems on her own. She did a great job demonstrating her understanding of all these concepts."
"Went over trigonometric identities and graphs. The student grasped the ideas behind simplifying trig expressions and was able to complete most of the problems with little trouble. We then reviewed a previous test he took. He had trouble identifying graphical aspects from the actual function (periods, asymptotes, etc.). We reviewed every coefficient present in trig functions and what they represent. We went through an example together to make sure he understood the concepts and then I had him try one on his own. He was able to handle most aspects without much help. He seems confident in his abilities."