Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I spent most of our time working on making sure his kite project is ready for presentation tomorrow. After, we reviewed biology and the concepts behind evolution as well as worked through a few ACT reading passages at his father's behest. He wants the student to increase his English comprehension and we are using ACT reading sections to help with that."
"The student and I reviewed tessellations and other transformations for her upcoming test. We reviewed the terms uniform, semiregular, and regular tessellations. We also began reviewing circles, radius, diameter, and chord."
"We went through her homework on similar figures, focusing on the different postulates she could use to prove figures were similar. We then went back through her last test and corrected her mistakes."
"We covered sections 8.3-8.5, which included properties and identifying parallelograms, rhombuses, kites, trapezoids, rectangles, and squares. The student has a quiz over these sections tomorrow, and a test over chapter 8 Friday. We covered sections 8.3 and 8.4 in great detail. I believe he understood the basics of these shapes."
"We finished studying for the student's upcoming final exam in geometry. She did very well on the study guide, which she completed during our session. She made a list of the formulas she will need to remember for her test. If she can memorize those formulas, she should do very well on the test since she knows how to do the math correctly."
"The student and I begin today's session by reviewing definitions of radicals, square roots, squares, and simplification of radicals. We then correct the problems that he missed on last week's exam. Some of the errors include forgetting to reduce the answer to simplest form and to recognize perfect squares. Next, we begin today's homework by defining geometric mean and how it can be used to find the lengths of altitudes in a right triangle. We discussed about 45-45-90 and 30-60-90 degree triangles and their respective ratios, properties of similar triangles, and how to set up proportions and use Pythagorean Theorem in order to solve for missing lengths in a given triangle. Additionally, we worked on two extra credit problems on the back of the homework which were a bit more challenging than the regular homework problems. I enjoyed working with he and feel confident in his ability to learn and succeed. He is a good student, great listener, and was very eager to learn from his mistakes in order to achieve the correct answers on the following problems."