Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on trigonometric functions and determining the angle for given inverse trig expressions. He was not very clear on using the unit circle in determining angles and values of trig functions, so I helped him in building familiarity with it by doing some homework questions together."
"The student worked on his vectors homework. Then we went over the dot product of vectors, vector lengths, projections, etc. He had a good grasp of the content, and was able to complete all the assigned problems."
"The student worked on some problems assigned in the text that are anticipated for the upcoming quiz. We also worked through a few problems from a worksheet and discussed alternate ways of obtaining and expressing the answers. In working equations that employ multiple appearances of a trigonometric function, I am trying to impress on her the equivalence of these trigonometric functions to a simple algebraic variable. The problems can be more simply written and solved. At the conclusion, the algebraic variable can be replaced by the original trig function."
"The student worked through his assignment on graphing and describing polynomial functions. He struggled a bit in the beginning, but by the end of the assignment, he was able to complete the questions independently and accurately. He is doing very well, and should be in good shape for class this week."
"The student's class is working on synthetic division, and finding real roots of polynomial functions in preparation for her final exam. We are starting chapter one of her suggested review problems today, hoping to get through as much practice as possible. She does well on performing operations, and she is good at synthetic division. We covered most of the questions from section 1 and some of section 2, leaving the remainder for our next session."
"The student's final is on Friday, so we reviewed his practice test. He did very well, and only had questions on a few topics. After the test review, we did some more questions on approximating logs and finding area using trig."