Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on trig identities and proofs based on those. The student has this material down very well. His attitude was good!"
"Concepts covered with the student were: writing the standard and general formulas of a circle; graphing the circle; finding its domain and range; and finding inverse functions with their domain and range."
"Concepts: We talked about the Unit Circle in full detail. We talked about the relationship between degrees and radians. We talked about the function of the unit circle in trigonometry, physics, and calculus. We reviewed how to convert from degrees to radians. We studied how the denominator of the radian is an indicator of what the degree is. Furthermore, we discussed how the coordinates of the unit circle was calculated based on the Pythagorean theorem and that once you learn a couple of patterns, memorizing the unit circle becomes calculating the unit circle, which proves much faster in the early stages of unit circle concepts. We talked about how to find the amplitude, period, and phase shift of a trigonometric function. For extra practice/homework, I wanted her to graph sec(x), csc(x), and cot(x) functions. I also wanted her to practice drawing the unit circle on her own time to familiarize herself with the patterns."
"Covered exponential and log functions, and partial growth factors. The student did really well. She still lacks confidence in herself sometimes, but she's not giving up on herself as often as she was even 2 weeks ago. She seemed to understand the topic and was getting all the answers to the problems we were working on correctly with very little correction from me by the end of her session."
"Covered exponentials and logarithms, practiced graphing them, expanding/compounding them using the properties, using the base change formula, simplifying them and solving them. Definitely has everything down just needs to practice more to get faster! Keep referring back to the properties, and you'll memorize them!"
"Covered factoring of polynomials and operations on them. The student struggles most with distribution of variables across a bracketed group. He was given tools to identify a polynomial and learn how to attack it. "