Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has a quiz over trig functions this week. We finished her homework, which she had a few questions on, and then did numerous practice problems to prepare for her quiz. She is feeling a lot more confident and ready for the quiz."
"Today, the student let me know that her class had begun working with circles since last we met. We began with some basic review - by the end of which she could confidently label and distinguish the features of a circle - before working up to her most recently assigned homework. The assignment dealt with tangent lines and tangent circles, and while she struggled initially with the bombardment of new rules and theorems, she appeared much more comfortable with the material after a brief pause to go over each again in turn, paying extra attention to exactly which situations each one ought to be referenced in. By the end of the session, she could confidently identify and classify tangent lines and sets of tangent circles, and had developed an understanding of radii and diameters that should serve her well as her class moves forward with circles."
"The student reported that she obtain a 92% on her last test. She is doing well and is set to take a couple more quizzes. We plan to meet two weeks from now as she is actually ahead of her class now with her work. She has almost fully learned Chapter 11 where I worked with her on the volume and surface area of pyramids and cones while also working with her on the ratio between two different shapes and how to calculate the differences between them."
"The student and I went over several proofs assigned by her teacher, one being from a previous test. She understands most of the material assigned by her teacher, but it takes a while to bring out her understanding. The most important thing right now is for her to speed up writing proofs while maintaining efficiency. I left her with a worksheet for her to solve, with each question to be timed for 5 minutes."
"Today, we reviewed the student's homework, which covered topics in translation, rotation, reflection, and determining an equation of a perpendicular bisector. I was able to break down the concepts, and I showed her how to approach the problem. Next, I did some basic algebra computations to get her prepared for her assessment exam in January. I left her some problems to work on for next time."
"We reviewed the points of concurrence of angular and perpendicular bisectors, and then reviewed a theorem that states that when two midpoints of two sides of a triangle are connected, the resulting segment is parallel-to and half-as-long-as the third side. The student also finished his homework, which was already almost finished. I also talked to him about his upcoming papers, and offered to critique his writing if he ever wants to email me a copy of his essays."