Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session I worked with the student as he continued working through module 8 (three dimensional figures). For the most part, he didn't need much help. I also explained a few different ways to think about the volume formulas of the shapes by seeing how they relate to two-dimensional shapes and also how certain three-dimensional shapes relate to each other (e.g. prisms to pyramids, cylinders to cones)."
"Today we covered surface area and volume of 3D objects. Seeking to broaden her horizon, we went over how to determine volume from first principles, and discussed the various types of dimensionality found in our world."
"Today we worked on a make-up class work assignment. The main concept was utilizing trig functions to find the angle measurement or missing side length. She was not very familiar with using inverse trig functions, but I believe she had a good grasp of the concept. The second half of our session we worked on a classwork assignment dealing with circles and secant and tangent lines. I explained to her how to find the angle measurements and the arc measurements given the different scenarios."
"We covered angle of elevation, angle of depression, trigonometric functions and their inverses. The student was struggling with word problems the most. We reviewed ways to distinguish the legs from the hypotenuse. She was receptive and asked great questions. She has done good job of researching ways help her understand concepts that she has difficulty with. I included strategies to determine when to use the trig functions directly or its inverse to solve problems. I will be sending her some supplemental materials for additional support in between tutoring sessions."
"Tonight, we reviewed for the student's algebra test tomorrow. She answered many more practice questions correctly than she has previously, so she should definitely be proud of that! She should continue to review notes and flashcards tonight. I had her mark off pages that she should especially review."
"We finished going through the student's old exams and reviewed for the cumulative midterm. We reviewed the different classifications for triangles based on the angles or the sides. We went over how to name triangles and angles, especially when we are saying two triangles or angles are congruent or similar. We then reviewed the different theorems for proving two triangles are congruent. We also defined the hypotenuse of a right triangle and reviewed the hypotenuse-leg theorem for proving two right triangles are congruent. We reviewed how to set up a proportion and how to use proportions to solve for various pieces of similar triangles and lines intersecting parallel lines. Lastly, we reviewed the various proofs and the different theorems they used. The student is doing better with the triangle classifications and naming triangles and angles. He's also doing better with the theorems for proving two triangles are congruent or similar."