Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered earth science, specifically earth's layers and their characteristics, and the beginnings of geometry, specifically figuring out the angles of a triangle. For earth science, the student understood most of the concepts, but was a little bit confused on specific definitions. We worked on those definitions and I felt confident that he understood them by the time I left. For geometry, he understood how to solve the angles for triangles. We also went over some algebra concepts such as distributing and solving for x. He had some trouble with those concepts so I gave him other examples, and he seemed to understand them. Overall, I think it was a good first session. He is a very bright kid and will be a pleasure to work with."
"We began the session working on a writing assignment where the student needed to insert commas into sentences. She had a complete understanding of the concept and easily completed the assignment. She then completed a math assignment in preparation for an algorithm test she would be having. She was able to follow all steps correctly. We ended the session by reviewing some news articles I brought her in preparation for an upcoming assignment on reviewing a news article on environmental issues."
"The student and I focused on using the unique prime factorization of numbers to simplify square roots and find the GCF and LCM. We talked about how the LCM is helpful when adding two fractions with unlike denominators. I gave him some problems to complete for next week."
"We covered fractions, decimals, and percents. We also went over problems on calculating simple interest rates. In the 2nd hour, we went over geometry terms and notations review. We then completed a full lesson on complementary and supplementary angles and practice problems. The student was not familiar with complementary and supplementary angles and how to use this information to solve problems. By the end of the session, she demonstrated a very good command of how to solve problems with limited information. I left her with 10 multi-step problems for homework. She seemed to thoroughly understand the work."
"We spent our session preparing for the student's upcoming test. We focused on the subjects that his test would cover, which included finding area using integration, integration with bounds, mean value theorem, and conversion of the limit of a sum into an integral. We went over practice problems related to these areas, and I spent time explaining certain concepts related to the limit of a sum that the student was confused on. By the end of our session, he had a better understanding of the concepts he would be tested on, and I gave him some advice on how to further prepare for his test."
"Student 1: We practiced rational inequalities, and I introduced equations of circles and ellipses. Student 2: We practiced finding surface area of triangular prisms using trigonometric ratios to find dimension lengths, and I introduced the concepts of apothem and finding areas of regular polygons."