Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on circle problems - finding the area given the radius, diameter, and circumference; finding circumference given area; graphing a circle given the equation in standard form, etc. We also worked on more complex problems involving putting an equation into standard form by completing the square as well as using a theorem on arc measure to solve for variables given a drawing. She did well on all items. The last problem was a little tricky, but I think she understood by the time we finished."
"We finished covering probability on module 9. The student has her test on Monday for that. She also will have her midterm on Thursday, which we will review for on Tuesday and Wednesday. On the last module, she said her grade improved on what I would consider a difficult subject (conics)."
"The student and I worked on her biology final, preparing for it tomorrow. She had a strong grasp of all the information she needed to have. The only area she needed help in was the discussion of DNA translation, transcription, and replication, but even on those, she was able to gain understanding through our studying. I also was sure to encourage her to get plenty of sleep."
"We reviewed for the final exam. We covered the units on circles, trigonometry and right triangles, quadrilaterals, and some of area and volume. The student would do well to memorize the formula for arc length, s = (central angle)*r. We also emphasized that in trig, when you are asked to find the measure of an angle, you use the inverse functions. As always, it was a pleasure to work with her. She reported a 71 on her last assessment. Keep up the good work!"
"We worked on some problems that the student's teacher assigned for review. Once I redrew the shapes, he was able to see the sides that were similar to each other. He's a quick learner and realizes where he makes his mistakes."
"We went over the basics of the unit circle and how to use it to solve similar triangle problems. We worked through problems from his last two quizzes. We spent the remainder of the time preparing for his upcoming exam. This included proportions with area and volume. I taught him how to use fractional powers to solve for complex root-power combinations. Example: to convert the proportion for volume to the proportion for surface area between two similar figures you need to take the cube root of the volume proportion and square it. This can be done in one step by taking the volume proportion and raising it to the 2/3 power. He had a positive attitude and seemed excited to learn."