Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we reviewed new problems that the teacher assigned online. Apparently there were similar to the problems that we went over yesterday. We believe that there may be a quiz coming up. Since this was a review of last night's homework, I had him explain to me how to do each problem. He did better than last night."
"We continued reviewing rules and properties associated with circles. We learned about how to find arc measurements/lengths from inscribed angles, central angles, or external angles. We also learned how to find the angle made by intersecting chords. We finally went over circumference and area of the whole circle, as well as of sectors. We reviewed the nomenclature and rules from start to finish, and I left a summary sheet with the student. We worked on many problems using what we have learned in the last two days for a future exam. The student has done a great job!"
"We reviewed for the test tomorrow. This included working on problems covering all the previous sections: circumference, theorems involving chords, secants and tangents. The student is going to make flashcards to help her remember all the different theorems."
"The student has a complete review packet covering the material that has been introduced during this semester. He has a test over the material in about 10 days. We continued the systematic review of his geometry course, using the review packet, and picking up where we had left off yesterday. His attitude and aptitude are quite good. It is clear that our review is helping to clarify some of the "doubtful" areas he had about the material. We are planning to meet a couple of times again next weekend."
"I spent time working with Student A on simplifying expressions and solving equations that have mixed numbers. She was fairly successful with the work, but needed additional help when she needed to add a positive mixed number to a negative. I showed her a few examples of how to reverse the order to make the simplification simpler. Student B and I worked on theorems regarding trapezoids. Overall, he was doing very well with it. He seemed to be doing well with trapezoids, but needed to work on more on proving that quadrilaterals are parallelograms. We will look at it more next session."
"For science, we covered nomenclature, covalent compounds, ionic compounds, polyatomic ions, and bonding patterns. For geometry, we reviewed how to calculate surface area and for 3D shapes including shapes that have had sections removed. The student grasps the material quickly, and I'm glad we got into touch with his teacher. I would like if the student could continue with the second packet of make-up work provided by his teacher (the nomenclature) and also continue to practice his geometry. I also left him a few geometry practice problems to work on as well."