Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on deriving information about regular polygons (side length, radius, area, perimeter, and apothem given one datum). We discussed generalizing her understanding, through formulae, of various concepts of geometric regularity. We ended the session discussing the intersection of logic and geometry (why manhole covers are round, the Sherlock Holmes riddle, etc.)."
"We met to go over the student's homework which expanded on the trigonometry concepts she's been working on for the past week--specifically angles of elevation and depression. She understood the ideas conceptually and needed little assistance on the problems."
"The student and I reviewed the volumes of several polyhedrons and completed a set of book word problems focused on reading comprehension, concept application of the volumes, critical thinking, and algebraic manipulation. Feedback from the last exam showed that she received one of the highest grades on the exam in her class, and she had already reviewed her solutions on her own to submit corrections. She is additionally showing improved critical thinking skills vocally in class according to anecdotes involving large group discussions with her teacher and in small group work. We also completed a few problems requiring recall of material from previous exams."
"We went over the test the student took last week, as she received the graded exam back. She demonstrates that she has improved and is familiar with the material, yet still runs out of time in the exam due to not reading all the exam's material quickly enough. I have given her some problems to do for the weekend. With continued practice, I expect her reading speed to increase."
"We worked on dilation-dilating points and figures with different scale factors (k<1, k>1), reviewed her homework assignment to make sure the answers are correct. The student might have a quiz on dilations soon so I will be emailing her some practice problems too."
"We quizzed intensely with the student's practice test to prepare for her final. I would give her a short period of time, either a minute or two, to do the problems and then we would go over them, writing notes in the margins of what she missed and why. At the end of the session, we took 10 minutes to review what she missed and do a practice problem of my invention for each topic. She did well with true or false and very well with conceptual questions."