Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on a review worksheet for the quiz and covered surface area of cylinders, cubes, and hexagonal pyramids. Then we reviewed a section of the book covering Euler's formulas relating faces, vertices, and edges of polyhedrons. He has a good handle on the concepts."
"We worked on some practice problems covering the topic from class today. We did problems covering chords, secants, and tangents. The student seems to understand the concepts and processes to solving the problems. She has a test over the chapter next week, so we discussed some of the previous sections of the chapter and she feels comfortable with them."
"The student and I had a very productive first session. We worked on various problems of a geometry test that she had just gotten back. Specifically, we worked on areas of polygons and sectors. We tackled some tricky problems that required us to use our knowledge of area and perimeter to solve for unconventional shapes. This exercised our ability to use formulas outside of their straightforward manner. She is a hard-working student who was eager to learn during our first session. She has a good understanding of the formulas and concepts involved in geometry."
"In preparation for his math exam tomorrow, we reviewed calculating the area for different geometric shapes, including circle, triangle, square, rectangle, and trapezoid."
"The student and I reviewed for his upcoming test on Friday. Upon reviewing, it became clear to me that he knows the equations for SOHCOATOA and Pythagorean theorem but sometimes is unsure how to apply them. We worked more problems using those equations. The student told me that since the last tutor sessions, he understands finding the lengths for trapezoids and other shapes and so I will quiz him over those topics the next sessions. I stressed to the student knowing the difference between a 45-45-90 triangle vs a 30-60-90 triangle as far as how to calculate lengths."
"The first student and I reviewed his homework (pg. 401 #1-5 and pg. 429 #1, 4-9, 18); he has scored 92% on his last two chapter tests and has an upcoming quiz on chapters 9.1 through 9.5. I talked with the second student about concepts on his tangent worksheet. Both boys are much more confident in their ability to problem solve geometric concepts. I showed the second student how to use the acronym SOHCAHTOA for use with his trigonometry-based content."