Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, we worked on prepping for the Precalculus quiz he has on Friday. We focused on finding the values of inverse trig functions and learning special angle values for sine, cosine, and tangent functions. We also worked on graphing inverses, solving trig equations, and using the laws of sine and cosine."
"We continued our review of the fundamental trigonometric identities. We solved for x in trigonometric equations using the unit circle. The student has made a lot of progress since we began. It seems like he is grasping each new concept quicker and quicker. It seems his quiz scores have been improving as well."
"We covered and completed her homework. The topic was "Combinations of Functions: Composite Functions." She seems very skilled at basic algebra and arithmetic, but she feels underprepared for the more advanced function discussion that this chapter is covering. With encouraged coaching, she is very interactive and bright. She says that she tries to get as much extra help at school as possible, and that the teacher is okay, but the issue is that she cannot bring the textbook home. I told her that I would help her look into finding one to rent online."
"We covered arc length, radian to degree to revolution conversions, and the unit circle. He was struggling the most with calculating arc lengths, but by the end of the lesson, he seemed comfortable with it. He has a positive attitude toward learning the material, and he knows more than he thinks he does."
"We covered early trigonometry concepts. Definition of sines, cosines, and tangents. He struggled mostly with the unit circle and 30, 60, 90 triangles. But that is only because he was unfamiliar with the subject. Once we went over some examples, he understood it better. He felt good about subject matter. We went over a quick way to setup the unit circle. This allowed him to understand the triangle values better. He made more subject material to work from. "
"We covered factoring polynomials, in a variety of ways. The student showed me a method he had been using that we then compared to the methods I knew. He seemed to have some grasp of the material already, but needed a better understanding of what was going on in trinomial factoring in general, in order to better understand the method he was using. We practiced both methods on a few examples before the student had to leave. He has a test tomorrow, and I think he is better prepared than he was before, but he still needs more practice applying his method to examples."