Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I worked with the student on reviewing for his quiz on similar triangles and went over mistakes on a previous quiz. He knows how to do the cross-multiplication process, and just needed to set up the problems properly. I showed him a method on how to place small over big, part over the whole, or left on the left and right on the right. Thus went over extra problems after he finished his homework. Also we went over molecular weights and percentages in chemistry. After showing him how to organize the material, he had a much better time understanding how the percentages work."
"The student and I reviewed her homework on proportions formed from parallel lines and angle bisectors. In these types of problems, she had to set up a proportion and then solve for the unknown in each proportion using algebra. The latter part where she had to solve using algebra was something she was very comfortable with and she has done them before. It's the setting up of the proportion that was kind of new to her, but I thought she got a very good understanding of how to do it once she did a couple of problems. By the end of her homework, she understood very well on how to setup the proportions formed from parallel lines and angle bisectors and did an excellent job answering all the homework problems. Overall, she did a great job today."
"The student completed her review packet, starting and solving 25 problems on angles during our session. We then looked over what she did before the session and worked to understand geometric transformations."
"The student needed a review session today for her exam tomorrow. She had all of the material ready for our session, which made the class move smoothly. She has been on top of her game throughout this semester. Her understanding of her current math level is phenomenal, and I feel that with preparations during our sessions here and there, she should have no trouble staying above the 90th percentile. Today's lesson was a review of all the material that she has been working on since school started. The topics consisted of translation, reflection, and rotation. All 3 concepts involved the use of a compass, protractor, and a ruler. I believe that she is more than prepared for her exam tomorrow. We will continue our next session with an exposure to the exam for the end of the year."
"The student wanted to review for her geometry final, and she had an exam review from her teacher, so we worked through more than half of the review. The first 2 chapters were relatively easy, so we decided not to commit any time to that section of the class. Instead, we focused on finishing the exam review and going over the last 3 chapters of the class since she had most of her questions from this portion of the course. She had also said that she would try to do as much of the remaining questions in class tomorrow so that we would only have to focus on reviewing the remaining chapters. Most of the review that was helpful for her was also due to having to use the information she had learned previously since practice makes it easier for students to remember previous lessons."
"The student has a test tomorrow that she prepared for by completing the review assigned by the teacher. I answered some questions she had, and we checked her answers. She got an A on the last test, and I'm anticipating she'll get an A on this one."