Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student worked on some homework. She'd had questions about it, but we clarified her questions so she was able to do it. It turns out it was as simple as plugging in an (x,y) ordered pair into the general form of an equation. We got that sorted out, and all was good."
"We are working on geometric problems that involve a lot of algebra. They are, in fact, difficult questions to conceive. Once the student was able to notice the patterns and relationships between secants and tangents, he started getting the hang of it. Some algebra skills are a little rusty (quadratics), but we're dusting off the cobwebs and applying them properly. A little more practice and we should be in good shape."
"The student had a long review assignment that would be graded. It was an algebra review assignment which included factoring polynomials, inequalities, and simplifying radicals. She did pretty well factoring and simplifying polynomials. We had to do a little bit of review with inequalities and simplifying radicals. Most of this material was from last year and so she was a little bit rusty, but by the end of the session it had all come back to her."
"Today, we quickly covered all current topics in geometry (circles, chords, central angle, inscribed angle), and physics (collisions, whiplash, air bags, crumbling of the engine). The student scored 100% on the last week's geometry quiz."
"We went over the student's homework packet. The packet includes many concepts that we have gone over, including angles, triangles, and constructions. We spent a little more time going over parallel lines cut by a transversal and the different pairs of congruent angles formed. The student is to work on the remainder of the packet for the next session."
"We used the session to go over similarity statements within right triangles. One twist to the exercises was finding the altitude based on area calculations. The student excelled with the practice and had an excellent grasp of the concepts. She is exceptionally adept at simplifying radicals."