Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We did the final review of midpoint and distance equations. The student understood the logic behind finding the distance and midpoint, but he was having difficulties managing the equations. He understood what he is looking for, but he was struggling with putting the numbers into the equation to solve. Through encouragement and practice, he got it down. We will be meeting again on Tuesday."
"The student and I went through the last few problems of the review sheet from the previous week. He had only taken half of the unit test on Monday, so we covered what he had left to take on Tuesday, which was primarily word problems and finding the missing sides of similar triangles using proportions. He was doing very well with the word problems. There were two types of triangle problems. We worked through a few of them together."
"To begin, we worked on chemistry. The major topics were molarity (M) versus molality (m). The student struggled at first being able to tell the difference between the two (which is easy to do, they are incredibly similar) but by the end of the problem set, he was showing signs of better understanding. We then moved on to geometry where we talked about isosceles trapezoids and how to find the angles and sides within. He seemed pretty knowledgeable about how to solve these problems, but he was working through them so quickly that he made simple mistakes. I've said it before, he is a bright kid--we just need to find a way to slow him down a bit and focus on getting the tasks done properly."
"The student and I met for our first session. The session consisted of the current material covered in his class: ratios and proportions. Overall, he seems to have no problems with the new topics and we will continue to work with the for the next week. We also addressed his previous exams and concerns to solidify his foundation of the basics."
"We covered factoring polynomials and solving quadratic inequalities. We used different methods to solve problems-graphing and solving the quadratic formula to find x-intercepts. We also looked at the standard vs. vector forms."
"We reviewed material from Chapter 6 (quadrilaterals), which will be the focus of the student's next test on Monday. We also began covering material from Chapter 8 (introduction to trigonometric functions). She was unfamiliar with the material, but once I walked her through a couple of examples and explained the concepts to her, she was able to successfully solve other similar problems. We will continue going over concepts from Chapter 8 next week as well as review the material from class."