Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has a quiz tomorrow. We reviewed theorems and methods of setting up problems involving circles and tangent and secant lines extending from them which often meet to form angles. Those angles and consequential arc angles of the circle formed in those instances can be found and related back and forth to one another, often enabling the resolution of other associated angles in different areas. We worked through a packet his teacher had given him and also did some problems from their book. He is solving problems well and able to set up solutions properly for all of the problems we studied. He will do well in his quiz."
"Although the primary focus was geometry, it was split fairly evenly between geometry and chemistry, about half an hour each. For geometry, we covered areas and perimeters of various polygons, specifically, triangles and parallelograms including trapezoids. For chemistry, we went over some basic rules of solubility and determining what kind of molecules would be dissolved in water when considering the general solubility rules found in his textbook. The student's attitude towards the material was very encouraging, as he picked up the material rather quickly. I was told by his father that he current has a 96% in his chemistry class and a strong B+ from the student himself."
"The student and I went over her math worksheet and text book problems that covered solving for angles in a circle and their respective arc lengths along with theorems associated with triangles and quadrilaterals inscribed in a circle. Overall it appeared that she knew and understood the concepts and material and once she became more familiar with the theorems she didn't show any signs of struggling with the problems."
"We continued reviewing combining like terms and simplifying expressions with variables. We reviewed adding, subtracting, and multiplying simple expressions with different signs. I had the student go through various problems to prepare. Adding and subtracting expressions are becoming easy for him, but he had a little trouble with FOIL concepts. I went in depth with him on those concepts and went through a couple examples to make sure he wouldn't create the same mistakes. I assigned him some extra problems to practice with. He takes a quiz on Thursday."
"Today the student finished her summer math packet. The concepts we reviewed were algebra concepts. These included graphing quadratic functions while identifying y and x intercepts as well as the axis of symmetry. We also covered exponent rules and simplified expressions using these rules. We went over topics that she did not learn in school like factoring other polynomials and completing the square. She has a positive attitude and worked hard to finish her packet. Great session!"
"For our first session, we worked on the student's online platform given to her by her school. First, we went over a quiz she had taken. By going back through that quiz, we were able to go through the problems step by step. This allowed me to discover what her challenges were and what she skills she lacked in solving these problems. Through repetition, she was able to better understand how to solve the problems and come to the correct solutions. I also altered some of the practice problems so that she would have to think about different methods to solve the problems. Extra practice will be very beneficial for her. She is very bright and can be taught fairly easily."