Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I started with student A and material on geometric proofs regarding isosceles triangles, parallel lines, congruent triangles, and overlapping figures. She has come a long way from when we initially started. I also worked with student B by beginning preparation for his next exam next Wednesday. We set out a plan where we went over the first half of the material on the exam regarding Coulomb's Law and Electric fields. We reviewed about five different problems regarding electric force and charges and their vectorial addition."
"We covered basic triangle geometry, angle rules and some of the theorems with a parallel line cut by a transversal. Both boys seem to have a good fundamental understanding of the concepts."
"We discussed basic operations of rational expressions, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. The most challenging problems were those that required combinations of rational expressions divided by other combinations of rational expressions. It can be difficult to determine which part to combine first, and then how to combine the numerator and denominator, which often requires all the basic operations. It's also important to note that LCDs are only needed for addition and subtraction, but not for either multiplication or division of rational expressions. Another challenging part was deciding when to distribute expressions, and when it is best to leave them in factored form. We also reviewed several important factoring formulas, such as the difference of squares, and the difference and sum of cubes."
"The student and I reviewed the short test she took at the end of last week (she got a B+), and began prepping for the second half of the test this week, including probability and odds. She completed homework and then I left her several review problems ahead of our Wednesday session."
"The student's mother and I talked after the session- we're looking at finessing the student's skills so that her scores will be even higher. Things we are looking at: organization, checking work, and polishing "problem areas"."
"Today the student and I went over relationships concerning vertical angles. His assignment was to assign the angles values when he knew the measurement of one of the angles. He did very well with the homework."