Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I worked with the student on solving trigonometric identity questions. After going over a few examples, she has a better idea of how to solve the problems. She is beginning to understand and memorize the formulas as given, so she is doing well there."
"Today, I switched gears and had the student teach me what he was doing in class. He is very bright and catches on to his Geometry concepts quickly. By asking him to teach me, I was hoping it would cause him to engage more in the classroom/subject matter, knowing he will have to "report back" and relay the information to someone else. This can also help increase his confidence to then perform at the level of which he is capable."
"For today's tutoring session, the student and I reviewed over the questions she had missed on her test. We did a thorough review and I believe a lot of things make sense for her. This took about three-fourths of the tutoring session. For the rest of tutoring session, we reviewed finding areas for polygons. We did a thorough review on this section and did practice problems which I believe she understood. The one thing that I think she has a hard time seeing are looking at problems and working backwards. I reminded her that it is about finding the big picture and I think that she will understanding fully as time goes and we continue to work on this."
"In my session today with this student, we reviewed topics that will be on his test tomorrow, such as finding the center of a circle, the length of the radius given other information, and solving right triangles. Oftentimes, I ask him to read me the question so that I know he is paying attention."
"The student and I reviewed concepts of similar polygons. We discussed properties of ratios and proportions. We also worked on a few examples on solving word problems with ratios and proportions. We identified methods of proving triangles similar (AA, SAS, SSS) and elaborated on the concepts of geometric mean to determine missing sides of right triangles. We also identified properties for similar right triangles."
"The student still has not moved on from his current geometry section so we, again, focused on algebraic comprehension. I focused on understanding equations graphically to give him a visual representation of the difference between linear functions and polynomial functions. We practiced finding the vertex and the intercepts of quadratic functions."