Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student had review worksheets, to help prepare for her upcoming final. We used these worksheets to guide the session, and reviewed problems from all of the chapters (i.e. similar triangles, SOH-CAH-TOA, Pythagorean theorem, surface area and volume of regular shapes, perimeter of shapes, etc.). For the most part, she remembered how to do the problems. There were some, that she needed to look up an equation for, but she thinks she will get an equation list on the test."
"Today I helped the student re-review the topics of conic sections, specifically the parabola and circles. We went over finding the standard equations for both, finding the center or the vertex, finding the focus and directrix, the distance formula, the midpoint formula, and using simple coordinate geometry to prove various identities like area, for example."
"The student is learning about transformations, including translation, rotation, and reflection. We went through her homework assigned from the textbook and a packet. The student had a solid understanding of the material and only needed help on a few occasions, mainly regarding attention to detail. After completing her Geometry homework, we began working on her Chemistry homework packet on acids and bases. It is not due until Friday, so she is certainly working ahead!"
"The tutoring session was based on helping the student solve questions from his Geometry Final Review sheet. An additional hour was spent solving the problems prior to meeting with the family to help prepare for the tutoring session. The student struggled most with figuring out how to start a problem. I believe the tutoring session helped him improve both on his algebra and geometry skills. The major concerns would be for him to memorize important formulas and be able to apply to a specific problems. Flash cards and review problems were available for him to study from once I left."
"We continued to prepare for the students next test, which is now on Thursday. The main mistakes come if he is going too fast on the tougher problems and leaves out a step. He knows how important it is to do well, so I feel he will concentrate and get it done. The test is on the measure of angles, arcs and segment lengths involving circles cut by chords, secants and tangents."
"The student and I again worked on proofs. On most of the problems that she had trouble with, she ended up working them out with barely any help from me. She knows how to answer these types of questions but usually needs a little guidance on how to organize her thoughts and her work. I gave her a lot of suggestions on how to organize the year's worth of notes and tests in order to study for the final."
"Began review for Final Exam on Thursday, May 22. The student's teacher gave him specific sections to study from two books. We are studying Transformations, Basic Trigonometry and Triangles, Polygons, Circles, Pyramids, and Prisms. I instructed him to create "cheat sheets" with formulas, theorems, definitions, and major proofs for his own quick referral. We worked a number of problems and reviewed several proofs from past lessons."
"We covered the student's "Dream Home" project, discussing various ways to calculate surface area of interior and exterior spaces using area formulas, as well as using rates and proportions to calculate cost of paint."
"Student 1 and I worked on a math problem set, including a lot of work with applications of percents in word problems. He has a math test on Tuesday. He and I also worked on photos for his English poetry project. Student 2 and I worked on studying for his upcoming test on solids. We also planned out the rest of his time between now and the end of the semester."
"We reviewed Chapter Three of the student's Textbook. We discussed how to construct good proofs in general, and specifically how to do Congruent Triangle Proofs."
"Began work on a Final Exam Review provided by his teacher--today we covered basic trig, special triangles, & quadrilaterals. He is showing strong improvement, both in understanding the geometry & in more basic math skills like number sense & equation solving."
"The student and I worked on finding locus points. He was doing very well in this topic. He knew his definitions and was able to graph the locus points given a set of information. I was informed that he did well on his last test. He improved from his other exams. The student and I also looked over practice problems and worked on some together."