Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I worked with the student on proving types of quadrilaterals by use of coordinates. I also helped him review for his test later this week by going over multiple-choice questions and other related questions. He performed very well this week, but just needs to study the quadrilaterals guide. Also, we worked on a study guide in gas pressure. He was able to work with the unit conversion questions pretty easily."
"The student is learning about similar triangles; she wanted to do examples of similar triangle proofs. I found as many examples for her as a I could, and she noticed as she did the problems that a lot of the questions were very similar, and that made her feel a little more confident with the material. We also went over making proportions to find areas and perimeters of similar polygons and triangles. We also went over one of her old tests because there were a few problems that she found particularly difficult involving coordinate geometry proofs. After reviewing, she understood the material very well."
"The student had several worksheets that we were able to work through. The first one was about simplifying radicals. We went over the process for finding perfect squares under the square root sign and how to handle them. There were also problems that addressed rationalizing, multiplying and adding radicals. We moved on to reviewing the relationships in special right triangles and using that knowledge to solve for side lengths. Her last worksheet dealt with finding areas of triangles, trapezoids and circles. She remembered formulas and was able to address radicals when the came up. She also displayed a good grasp of using the Pythagorean theorem when necessary."
"Today the student and I went over properties of triangles, sine, cosine, and tangent functions, and how to use these to find unknown lengths of triangles. He understood the concepts and just needed reinforcement on those ideas. He now feels confident for his test tomorrow."
"The student and I reviewed polynomials and rational equations. She knew the basic mechanics, but still needed help grasping advanced techniques to factor polynomials. I showed her how to use the rules of coefficients and signs to help her in such efforts, and we practiced the techniques with some examples, then moved on to creating polynomials from given solutions. She was able to master that quickly, so we spent the rest of the session reviewing graphing rational equations. I made sure she took advantage of graphical aspects to make the process easier."
"I assisted the student with his algebra. We went over the rational roots theorem, polynomials, and determining the zeros of polynomials and their graphs. He did a good job."