Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student completed an assignment on lateral area and surface area of cylinders and prisms. He started an assignment that covered the area of a trapezoid. We made a plan for him to finish this assignment during our next session."
"The student got through her homework on finding lateral and surface area of different figures. She has most of the formulas memorized. For her exam she may need to work on some lined paper just to stay organized and easily uncover her mistakes. We also did a bit of Biology in preparation for her assessment bio exam this upcoming Monday. I told her to study for it all of Saturday school and we'd meet again this weekend to go over anything she really doesn't understand."
"Today we went over vectors. The student found the resultant and the theta it forms. Then we reviewed the unit circle and reference angles. I gave her some hints of making congruent fractions of pi and then she could find the reference angles easier. We will review some more for the upcoming test on Tuesday. Excellent job today!"
"Covered similarity, general trig, law of sines. Discussed when to use each law and which sides were similar to which and under what ratios they were similar. Also, discussed some problem solving skills (e.g. using different properties depending on what sides or angles we are looking for, drawing out problems to help visualize them, etc.). The student seemed to come away understanding everything discussed either right away or eventually."
"The student and I had a great first session. She is easygoing and friendly, and we sailed through the first problems. I was there more as a sounding board affirming her methods. Later in the session, it took more explanation, but we still ended on a real high note. We went over ratios, area, perimeter, volume, surface area of polygons, 3D figures, and circles."
"We covered the geometry concepts of solving surface area of circles, 3D shapes, rectangles, and even empty space between shapes. The student's main struggle was with the equations for circumference and area, but once explained to him, he did a good job with applying the concepts and computing the answers."