Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We started off with some physics homework that the student had to do. It was mostly just some practice problems that involved working with standing waves and finding the wavelengths and frequencies of different harmonics. Then we moved on to the student's geometry homework, and we practiced solving for the sides of special triangles. The student wasn't having any problems with the physics or the geometry."
"We worked on solving triangles using Sine, Cosine and Tangent ratios. We first reviewed the definition of each and used the phrase "Soh - Cah - Toa" for reference. The key issue was determining which ratio to use. The session went very well."
"We worked on Chapter 10 review for a test. We made a study guide of key equations w/figures and steps for solving more difficult problems of the same type (ex. area of n-gon)."
"The student and I reviewed for his upcoming chapter test on Pythagorean theorem, which is on Friday. He did well on his quizzes in this chapter, receiving 94% and 93%, but we wanted to get one more session to make sure he was well-prepared for his exam. We briefly skimmed over concepts from the chapter, then worked on his review assignment. This was a good way to explore all the sections of the chapter and observe how they all connect. He did very well. We worked on absorbing the problem as a whole before getting started solving the questions. He retained the information from the first two quizzes well, in addition to understanding the more recent material which included equations of circles and other applications of the Pythagorean theorem. We completed the review worksheet without much problem, briefly looked over some homework problems that he initially got wrong (which he had corrected and understood), and at that point, I felt he was more than ready for his test."
"Today we worked on reviewing chapter 10 in the student's textbook in preparation for his upcoming test. We began with the last section covering equations for circles in the coordinate plane, as this was the most recent lesson and he had the least practice with it. He seemed to know the concepts well. The only thing he didn't know was the distance formula, but he said they are given this on a formula sheet for the test. After that we went back and reviewed the quizzes in the chapter. He did very well with the first set of lessons and did not need much review. He struggled a little with the sections on tangent and secant lines as there are a few different formulas which are very similar. However he seemed to know them well by the end."
"The student and I covered identifying similar triangles and calculating missing lengths. I also covered how to find the missing lengths in the special 45, 45, 90 degree triangles and 30, 60, 90 degree triangles."