Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We finished completing the homework that was due a month ago so he could turn it in and retake the quizzes. He understands the material and has the potential to do very well with some work and focus."
"During our session the student and I identified and reviewed the various properties of equalities, including reflexive, transitive and additive ones. Once we had reviewed each property and looked at examples, he took his quiz."
"We met from 4-5:30pm. The student received a 94% on his last test. We reviewed the entire chapter 4 test for the students test on Monday. He seemed to do fine, although he had some trouble remembering which theorems allowed for congruent triangles to be proven, i.e. SAS, ASA, AAS, SSS, HL. I advised him to study these and finish the odd numbers of the review again. Also, we reviewed simplifying radicals, as he informed me he had some issues with that, I believe we cleared them up, but he could still use additional practice."
"We glanced at her geometry homework, which she had already completed, to check for accuracy of completion. Then proceeded to go over her chemistry homework dealing with the calculations pertaining to identifying the limiting reactant and percent yield of a reaction."
"The student and I went through a worksheet involving parabolic functions. We reviewed how to graph them and how to identify transformations, end behavior, intercepts, and other characteristics. He needs to continue working on differentiating x-axis and y-axis and remembering which characteristics are applicable to each. After teaching him how to find the average rate of change, he was able to do so for several examples problems with ease. By the end of the session, he seemed to have a good grasp of all the material."
"He was more focused and awake, allowing him to do better work on his assignment. We finished his homework for Geometry and I quizzed him on terms in the upcoming sections. I also spent a little time with him and his father talking to him about what he wanted/could do with his life after high school and it seemed to help him realize that he needs to try a little harder."
"In this section we covered the next chapter (chapter 5). First we went through the final section, which was the most recent topic he learned. This included slopes, parallel and perpendicular lines. Then we went back through the whole chapter to review for his upcoming test. Some of the topics we covered include the detour method and theorems about right angles/supp. angles and perpendicular bisectors. Next session, the student wants to review construction using a straight edge and a compass, so we will definitely do that."
"The student and I worked on the homework assignment over similar figures and proportional relationships, as well as with transformations of plane figures on a coordinate plane. He says his grade is maintaining at a higher average than his last report card grade. He has been scoring high As and even a few 100s on homework and classwork. We still need to review test-taking strategies and how to apply his knowledge when testing. I am having him work in his textbook each day to study concepts, examples, and practice problems."
"During today's session, I worked with the student on her homework for section 3.1. Because this was the first homework of a new chapter, I went over the main concepts of parallel lines and angles with her. We were able to complete most of her homework as well as spend additional time on problems or concerns. We focused on identifying the different types of related angles (corresponding, alternate interior, and same-side interior angles). I mentioned geometry videos that may be helpful for her to watch. She explained that her teacher also recommends watching these tutorials."
"The student and I worked on geometry today, specifically parallel line proof. She is doing much better with her work which she is really excited about. We worked with some of the vocabulary of the theorems but once she got a hang of the terms, it went swimmingly."
"The student wanted to spend the session working with some of the concepts we ended with the previous week because she needed to review and the concepts were integral to the online lessons we were working on. The lesson consisted of making geometric constructions of her initials, a circumscribed square, a circumscribed equilateral triangle, and then describing the process."
"In this session, the student practiced simplifying expressions with multiple exponents. I introduced him to the rules for simplifying exponents with different bases as well as the meaning of a fraction as an exponent. He understands the concepts but needs more practice to be proficient."