Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over the concepts for his upcoming test over special right triangles, Pythagorean theorem, sine, cosine, tangent, and angles of elevation and depression. We went over each section and then proceeded to go over additional practice problems."
"The student had a test last week and felt like she did real well on it. She worked on her homework covering the Pythagorean theorem and special right triangles. We had to review simplifying radicals, but she caught on to the topics quickly."
"Since the student has gone over all the exercises in his books, we had resorted to a geometry workbook and have indeed found some interesting and quite challenging problems there. We have proven equality of various ratios in a variety of special triangles, rectangles, and other geometric forms. The student is quick in finding answers, and quick in getting to good answers in tough geometrical problems. The possible room for improvement would be in Algebra 1 which he may need a refresher for. Recommended for next session will be training on Algebra 1. Next time, short of additional material that needs to be covered in Geometry, we will brush up on Algebra 1."
"Today the student and I went over finding the lateral area and surface area of rectangular prisms. We looked at a document I made that stated the formulas used to find these values, and then did problems on a worksheet that asked for the lateral and surface areas of prisms. The student answered all the questions correctly and did not have any difficulty. The student then worked on her geometry homework which asked for the lateral and surface areas of rectangular prisms, triangular prisms, and cylinders. We decided that at our next session we will do more problems on finding the lateral and surface areas of triangular prisms."
"The student and I covered various theorems for segments in circles. She struggled the most with the algebraic component of the geometry problems mainly with adding variables, squares, square roots, and quadratics. Before our next session, she should try to brush up a bit more on her algebra and review the different theorems for segments in circles from her textbook."
"I worked with the student on her study guides for her unit test. We went over what we have been covering the past couple weeks. This includes the standard equation of circles, graphing circles, secants, tangents, chords, and angles and side lengths formed by them. The angles formed by the secants, tangents, and chords were a new topic, but she seemed to grasp them well after I taught her a short lesson. We did one big problem with all of this, and I told her to practice it over and over again as it will definitely be on her test. Overall, she seems prepared for the exam."