Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session, we covered review questions about graphing trigonometric functions. The student has a test coming this Thursday. She is becoming more confident with finding amplitude, period, phase and vertical shifts of functions. I gave her strategies and tips for graphing functions. I left her with a few problems to finishing graphing."
"Today we covered plotting trigonometric functions with amplitude, phase, and frequency changes. We also worked some physics problems dealing with Newton's second law. The student still has some trouble with physics units. Velocity vs. acceleration specifically, we will work on this next session."
"Today we reviewed for the student's first test. Mainly we focused on how to derive radian values and how to get the values of various trig functions on the unit circle. He did really well with it towards the end of the session, and I think he'll do great on his test tomorrow."
"Today we reviewed the student's exam over quadratic function. I worked out the problems and showed him that his mistakes were from carelessness involving arithmetic. I showed him how he could avoid those mistakes by writing out each individual steps. I also gave him similar problems to confirm understanding."
"Today we worked on unit circle memorizing, using arc length formula to solve for arc length, radius, or central angle. We also went over solving for six trig functions given a point on terminal side of an angle, and using unit circle to find exact value of a trig function. The student has trouble knowing what to do right away but can perform whatever has to be done. She needs to focus on understanding what questions are asking. She is going to practice filling in her unit circles for her quiz on Friday."
"Today with the student, we covered concepts related to the unit circle. Specifically, I showed her how to position a point on the circle and how to subsequently determine the corresponding cosine and sine values. In the process, I also explained to her how to geometrically find the tangent knowing the location of the angle on the unit circle. Overall, she has a very good understanding of the material, she simply needs to simplify the problem by first identifying the angle on the unit circle and using those values to determine the tangent, cotangent and other values. "