Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Reviewed tonight's and Wednesday's homework. Reviewed today's lesson and learned Wednesday's lesson on equations of a line."
"We covered: Conditions: Inverse, Converse, Contrapositive; Additive, Reflective, Detachment, Syllogism,and Transitive Properties."
"We are getting closer to proofs. The student seems to get the concepts well. We were constructing perpendicular lines and working on notation. She's doing incredibly well and currently is holding an A- in math."
"We worked on solving for area of a sector and arc length of circles. The student started out class not really understanding the concept, but we ended class really well. She took the time with me to understand where all the formulas are coming from, so now she can just derive them herself. We left two problems unsolved that she should do tomorrow to test that her new understanding really sunk in before taking a quiz on this material Friday."
"The student is starting to learn the Pythagorean Theorem. We worked through numerous word problems using SOHCAHTOA, (the trig ratios) as we did last week, and we expanded the questions to show how to solve the same problems with the Pythagorean Theorem if different information was provided. I did most of the talking and explained solutions as I went, but I sometimes asked her to give an answer or step in a solution, and she said it correctly nearly every time! I also explained 30-60-90 and 45-45-90 triangles again, now with the new information she's learned about the Pythagorean Theorem, which helps the ratios make more sense. I gave her some word problems that were more challenging, involving changing angles and 2 triangles to solve simultaneously. She followed along well and asked questions when she need to. We had a great session!"
"Today's lesson covered the concepts of similar figures and proportions of various shapes. The first part consisted of similar figures. This involved finding the relationship between 2 similar figures. In most cases, they involve concepts of finding the proportions between them. This leads to the second part, which takes the actual proportions of the shapes and applies them to finding the missing portion. For example, if 2 sides of one figure are supplied but the other figure is missing one, we have to be able to find out the missing piece. The student seems fairly comfortable with these sections so far. She is more than capable of answering a question without many problems."