Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed the last two sections in her chapter. She did the study guides and homework for both sections in preparation for her test tomorrow."
"The student showed me the notes from his current chapter, about finding the sum of interior angles in convex polygons, which he seems to have a handle on and told me he felt comfortable with. So we worked on some skills that he struggled with in previous material. This included factoring, finding the missing side of a right triangle, and simplifying radicals. Of these three, we spent a majority of the time on factoring, where we did half a dozen problems together, and then he did another 6-8 on his own. He seemed more comfortable with the process, but it still took him a while to complete each problem and often times more than one attempt. He did a great job of checking his work, but if his answer didn't match like it should, he often didn't know what to do to fix the issue. I left him with the problems we did and suggested that he try them again on another sheet of paper and use our notes together as an answer sheet."
"We reviewed concepts of area, circumference, sector area, and arc length and applied them to practice problems from the homework. The student received a 100% on her last quiz in physics."
"We reviewed for a test that the student has tomorrow. We covered Lesson 18-23. I wrote a practice test for her to take. Her errors weren't conceptual; they were minor mechanical errors. I told her to slow down and take her time tomorrow."
"I'm very proud of the student - she received an A on her last test! This is certainly a testament to her hard work. She and I went over her homework on parallel lines and parallelograms. Next week, she and I will prepare for her test on Friday."
"We worked on altitudes and medians of triangles and triangle inequalities. For some of the material (especially with altitudes), the student was saying they never covered that in class or that they never used that sort of application. He was extremely good at triangle inequalities--so much so that there didn't seem to be much point in further practice."