Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During the tutoring session, we went over the student's semester exam review packet to pull out questions that he may be tested on during his upcoming Unit Test. We went through all of the practice problems and he did quite well. Overall he seems quite on top of his upcoming exam. I am really enjoying working with him, and he seems to be stepping up his game each time."
"Parallel and perpendicular lines. Equations of perpendicular bisectors of lines. Student was given several problems at the end of the chapter to solve."
"Today, the student and I spent our session reviewing for his algebra test that he had not passed last year. He received a message from his geometry teacher last week that he needed to retake the test in order to graduate high school and that his test was this upcoming Wednesday. We found a review packet of around 200 questions for the test and went through questions 1-89 today, covering basic addition and subtraction, variables, solving for variables, area, perimeter, understanding graphs, and inequalities. I left him with 15 problems on inequalities and variable solving for extra practice before our session tomorrow, where we will finish the review packet. He said he struggled specifically with graphs, so we spent a good deal of time on that today so he knew the x and y axes, maxima, minima, and range. Tomorrow, we will look at the other two areas that he said he struggled with, including matrices and probability in detail as we proceed through the packet."
"We covered sine, cosine, and tangent, as well as the inverse ratios. The student did very well today. He was pretty positive. I had him work on his own for most of the time, and I had him explain why he did what he did so he could think more deeply. I also gave him some tips before starting new sections. I am very pleased with how well he is doing on this unit. He understands how to do everything. He just needs to make sure that he double checks his choice of ratios and that he uses the right sides of the triangle in the problems."
"The student has a test tomorrow on circle properties, including chords, secants, tangents, and the formulas for angles and lengths of those. We went over all the basic formulas and numerous example problems on how to apply them. I gave him several problems for each topic and a few that combined multiple concepts. He did well and is always eager to learn more than he needs to know. He said the material we've covered in the sessions has been harder than his tests and that it has been helpful as preparation for his exams. We did a couple of problems from ACT prep books, and we will resume doing more of those next time."
"Today we were practicing angles in a circle. We determined measures of central and inscribed angles. Also we converted the angle in degree measures into radians and vice versa. We connected the measure of the inscribed angle with the measure of the corresponding arc. We learned that the measure of the inscribed angle is equal to half of the measure of the corresponding arc. We also converted angles in radian measure into degree using unit fractions."