Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed for his test tomorrow, practicing all of the surface area and volume formulas, and revisiting several of the two-dimensional area formulas. He showed excellent retention of the 3-D concepts, though he needed some reminders on the 2-D ones."
"The student and I reviewed the concepts and went over several problems on a worksheet in preparation for an assessment. She is able to complete a great deal of the problems dealing with basic concepts on her own but still struggles with multistep and multiconcept strategies and problems in general. I see progress in this area as she verbalizes her reasoning process as we work as well as she shows more and more of her calculations and steps. I scaffolded her problem solving by discussing forward- and backward-problem solving strategies and exemplified for her how to write out a problem strategy prior to doing any calculations. I left her to work a number of problems independently in preparation for the assessment. I will check back to see if she was able to complete these on her own and to what accuracy."
"We started off with some physics homework that the student had to do. It was mostly just some practice problems that involved working with standing waves and finding the wavelengths and frequencies of different harmonics. Then we moved on to her geometry homework and we practiced solving for the sides of special triangles. She wasn't having any problems with the physics or the geometry."
"We went over a packet for homework that covered proportions and similar triangles. We used proofs as well as algebra skills in order to show congruence. The student has a test at school tomorrow. We will meet Tuesday to assess how the test went and begin to prepare for midterms."
"We continued to work with a past geometry assessment exam. I have a good idea of the areas where the student is weak. Next week, I will have practice sheets that will focus on these areas."
"The student and I worked on parallelogram proofs, proving that quadrilaterals are parallelograms, and using parallelogram properties to solve algebraic equations. He also said that he needed help with the distance formula, so we worked on that for a short amount of time."