Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Went over Circle geometry with the student. She really understood the material, just lacked some terminology. Once she knew her tangents, radii, and diameters, she grasped the problems quite well. Mainly she needs to go over terminology to be familiar before her quiz."
"Today we spent our whole session working on rotation. We began with rotation on a Cartesian plane, getting the concept of rotation about a point made clear which was the main hurdle. Then we moved on to shapes and rotation, talked about facing (I didn't want to bring up the word chirality) and he seemed to understand just fine. By the end he was doing the problems almost without any assistance. He got a quiz back, a high B, a definite improvement over the mid C he was on the last quiz, so we are seeing a marked improvement."
"In this session, we covered naming arcs and angles formed by arcs, graphing circles and writing their equations, and solving for measure of arcs. We also worked on lines that were tangent to the circle (both solving for their equations and determining if they were tangent based on given side lengths). The student seems to understand this concept pretty well. There were just a few areas that were a problem and needed a little additional explaining."
"The student is starting Module 9 on circles. We did the pre-test together and we wrote a sheet of useful equations for the unit. The student specifically had trouble on sector area and arc length. He also had trouble with internal angles, but we took them slowly and wrote a thorough guide."
"We went over and reviewed for his test. He is going to take it this week. We went over properties of circles."
"We looked at the student's test and identified areas we need to focus on moving forward. In preparation for the quiz, we studied the lengths of arcs and areas of circle segments. The student is confident in the subject matter and well prepared. I emphasized the most important test-taking strategy is to treat all parts of the derivation with equal care."