Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In today's session, the student and I covered a circles unit worksheet (chords, arcs, diameters, radii, secants, tangents and their relationships) and put together a study plan for the upcoming circles test. I recommended the student study chord-chord, tangent-secant and secant-secant ratios for homework. She did another great job today connecting her knowledge about triangles and triangle geometry to these new kinds of problems about circle geometry. She refreshed herself on some essential formulas and practiced the three major problem types that will be on Friday's test."
"Today, we worked on functions for an assessment test review packet. We went over finding the slope of a linear function as well as the y-intercept. The student did well on this and we reviewed finding the slope from a table of x and y values, and after we reviewed it she understood the concepts. We also went over definitions of functions and talking about zero slope and no slope. She has a strong understanding of her math review concepts. She had a positive attitude during the session and even had pinpointed concepts that she wanted to discuss with me during the session. It was a very good session."
"Tonight was my last session with the student. We reviewed problems that I had given him to complete over break in preparation for his upcoming placement exam. He did remarkably well. It was an absolute pleasure working with him over the past year!"
"The student and I started working on her final review packets covering all course material. She needed a refresher on how to get started on the older material and once she realized what the problem was covering she could go on and solve the problem with a little help from her notes. This seemed like it was the first day of review which it okay because she has a whole week to continuing reviewing and is good with the newer material."
"The student followed through with his reading and math chunked tasks for Friday and Saturday. We looked over his answers and made corrections as needed. He and I got ahead on his plan for math (division). We worked on positive thinking- "I'm smart." I reinforced that it takes time to learn a new skill and that we learn from mistakes. By the end of the session, he needed my scaffolding / support - guidance much less."
"The student and I worked on circles and began discussing volume. We had a conceptual discussion on the relationship between area and volume. He exhibited his knowledge of circles, including circumference, radius and diameter."