Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed the student's old material that she wanted to cover. I am going to make her a worksheet in accordance to her hw assignments. I will email it to her and she will send me the answers by Sunday night and we will review it next Tuesday."
"We covered her presentation for the class, a one page derivation using multiple Pythagorean Theorems. We also covered her weekly homework including written essay about graphical/visual proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem. We also went over the quiz questions for the week. From the exercises we went over, especially the presentation assignment, student has learned to find the right triangles in the problem, and always keeping the needed outcome (perimeter in this case) in mind, helps. Student was left with some of the remaining questions for the quiz for over the weekend."
"Reviewed on Reflections, translations, vectors, and vector translation. Student's attitude was very positive. Student should practice a little more from the textbook examples."
"This session, we went over how to find the height or distance of something using angle of elevation and angle of depression. There were one or two I needed to help her set up, but other than that, she did the math just fine. By the end of the session, she was very confident and felt prepared for her test on Tuesday."
"Discussed properties of proportions such as fundamental property of proportions, mean proportional, and ratios in series. Student attempted problems with guidance from me and seemed to be gaining understanding of topics."
"We worked through sin, cos, and tan of right triangles. She is doing very well with the concept. Every now and then she would label the sides incorrectly for the opposite or the adjacent. She is the most concerned about being able to do the problems quickly for the exam. Her speed had increased significantly by the time the session was over. We also covered a small bit of physical chemistry for her quiz on the 20th. She did very well on her last physical chemistry quiz with a 19/21, and the mistakes were just simple, such as forgetting the units. She is going to work through some previous worksheets on 30-60-90 and 45-45-90 triangles over the weekend to prepare for next week's exam."
"Student and I went over a new chapter to help prepare her for upcoming lectures in class. We started by going over her teacher's lecture slides, and the concepts within them. The concepts included formulae for circles (area and circumference), quadrilaterals (trapezoids and kites areas), and regular polygons. We went over several example problems in the textbook as well. The most challenging problems dealt with polygons areas, in which we had to find the apothem and interior angles. We reviewed several of these problems until she was comfortable with this concept."
"We introduced ourselves and the student caught me up to where he is in geometry. Currently, we are tackling the concepts of proofs and circles. He switched from a conventional school to an online curriculum between first and second semester. The challenge has been for him to bridge the gap between what his high school taught him and where the online course is at the moment. His attitude was great, and we plan to meet again soon."
"Student and I met from 4:30 to 6:00 or so. We worked problems on calculating the areas of trapezoids, rhombi, and quadrilaterals. He understood the concepts. Next session will be Tuesday."
"Student and I completed a lesson and several problems regarding solving systems of equations (lines) as well as simplifying radicals and their geometric representations. She continues to make great progress in understanding the material, as well as showing adequate work in articulating her problem-solving techniques and reasoning on paper."
"-We covered proof review -Student showed a very positive attitude. He was quiet, but I think I am going to break through to him at some point. He seems to want to learn the material. -He seemed confused by proofs, so I gave him a step-by-step process."
"The past few sessions have been a bit hit-or-miss, but I feel like tonight we were really able to make some progress. We were not only able to get a big chunk of her missing work done, but also help her grasp a new and somewhat difficult concept. We went over trig and I showed her multiple ways to solve it with her calculator and on her computer, in addition to drawing it out to help visualize what she is actually finding."