Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This time we reviewed for the student's upcoming surface area and volume quiz. She had no trouble with the formulas and could always tell which to use. Then we finished the review packet for her final exam, which is next week. Overall, things went well and she feels confident about the material."
"We worked on two take home test that consisted on various topics about polygons. She had to find measurements of angles, she had to name the polygon depending on how many sides it had, determined whether a shape is a quadrilateral and what kind specifically. I will see her next week to help her prepare for her final."
"Worked with the student on reviewing Surface Area and Volume in Prisms, Cylinders, Pyramids, Cones, and Spheres. He has a good idea how to do the very basic and intermediate problems; I am confident he will do well on most of the test. When it comes to problems involving the quadratic formula, he might have an issue. However, we did go over a few examples of those problems, and I encouraged him to continue practicing them."
"We reviewed the remainder of "The Awakening" and analyzed it, noting literary devices employed. We finished reviewing the literary analysis exercises. We talked about the paper that she will write on the book. She will identify the theme and then choose a literary device which the author employed to convey and develop the theme. Her homework is to have an outline for her paper by Tuesday."
"We went more in depth of parallelograms, rectangles, and squares today. We specifically covered sides and diagonals and how they differed between the different shapes. The student was progressing very quickly and not having much difficulty with this material. He did have some problems when we had to apply old theorems to current material, but he quickly recovered."
"Yesterday's session was nice. I got to bring in some more challenging problems and focus on vector algebra for the session, something that he expressed a desire to practice on Tuesday. The student's grasp of geometry is stronger than that of algebra, so more abstract problems that require more complex algebra are a good challenge for him. I would usually give him a little nudge in the right direction on each problem, but often that was little more than, "Label this line segment with a variable," or, "Have you figured out a value for this side yet?" I will plan to come in Monday and Tuesday of next week to prepare for his final on Wednesday."