Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over his chapter review over Chapter 8. This included the Pythagorean theorem, special right triangles, sine/cosine/tangent, and angles of elevation and depression. We began by going over each section one by one and going over examples, and then going over the chapter review questions. I also advised him to continue practicing with and memorizing the special right triangles and the SOHCAHTOA model."
"The student's class is covering proportions and ratios, with a heavy emphasis on solving for missing values of a proportion. She has a really good understanding of the cross-multiplication process involved. We worked independently on some problems from the book and walked through the problem solving process, which seemed to work. She seems to understand the material better when I ask her to walk me through her problem solving."
"I reviewed characterizing polynomials with the student, and then I had her take a practice exam to see how well she knew the material. I spoke to her about studying habits and encouraged her to compile her notes, and to take 30 minutes to review what we had gone over every day. I'd like her to retake the practice test after preparing a little more. I left her with a note sheet and a set of practice problems going over the next week's topics that I asked her to complete before the next class."
"Today the student did her homework which was 12 problems in her book involving the slope formula, slope-intercept form, point-slope form, and graphing lines. During the homework, I was explaining each specific detail about the many ways you can solve the problems. I showed her that a slope like -2/3 can be written as -2/3 or 2/-3. This is important for when you are graphing linear equations. After showing her how to do some of the problems, I let her solve them on her own while I checked her work. At the end of our session we went over the next chapter a little bit so she can get a better understanding of the math material."
"The session went well. The student is a wonderful student and very curious to learn. We went over factoring quadratic equations. I taught her a new method called ac/b method to factor the equation. She should be able to factor now using that method."
"Today, we went over the student's homework covering properties of parallelograms and interior and exterior angles of polygons. She seems to be becoming comfortable with parallelograms but has a difficult time remembering the angle formulas. I suggest using flashcards for extra review of the formulas."