Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Properties of circles and their parts. Circumference and area of circles, tangent line (perpendicular). Secant lines. We mainly reviewed homework problems involving circumference and areas. The student did extremely well in this topic."
"Worked with the student on angle to arc formulas. She had done a great job with understanding that we covered more advanced assignments for the next few days. She just needed extra help memorizing when to use which formula."
"Reviewed Surface Areas, Lateral Areas, and Perimeters of cylinders and prisms. Worked on Volume of prisms and cylinders. Introduced calculating the surface area and volume of spheres so that he would be one section ahead of his class lectures."
"The student and I spent our time reviewing for a geometry test he has tomorrow. We worked through all the sector of circle, arc length and area formulas for all sorts of different area formulas."
"We started tackling his new concepts from class such as surface areas of cones and pyramids. He seems to have a very solid grasp on this concept already, and just needs to remember minor things such as incorporating units."
"The student has a math test Friday that will focus on proofs. Therefore, our session mainly focused on reviewing different examples of congruent triangle proofs. We reviewed the many acronyms used as reasons to support statements (ASA, SAS, AAS, SSS, HL, CPCTC). We also reviewed common properties and definitions (such as the reflexive property, def. of right angle, def. of isosceles triangle, def. of parallel lines, etc. ). Overall, she seems to have a better handle on proofs in general."
"Today, we spent one hour on geometry and the last half hour on Spanish. The student is reviewing for midterms, and I am optimistic about his math exam. e understands a lot of the nuances of 'proving' something to be true, and his algebra skills are strong. In Spanish, we mostly reviewed verb conjugations and telling time. His only struggle seems to be when forming an entire sentence on his own. Fill-in-the-blank exercises are easy enough for him, but he needs to work more on writing full sentences. This is something I hope to help him with during our next meeting."
"The student and I covered chapter 3. We begun the session by going over and reviewing each section of chapter 3 in the book. After this, I had him complete the chapter test (at the end of the chapter), and I checked his answers and assisted him when he needed assistance. At the end of the session, I had him write up a sheet summarizing what we had just went over in preparation for his upcoming test."
"We covered proofs and the use of theorems. I have not seen any grades to note progress as of yet. The student seemed only to make small mistakes as she is still learning some of the concepts, but I saw no need to give her extra work yet. The session went well."
"Today, we reviewed an online worksheet for a test that the student will have in geometry next week. He didn't do too bad, but he was having problems with same-side angle postulates. I tried to break down each of those problems into steps, and I asked questions to try to lead him to the correct answer. He said that he is going to make flash cards to help him memorize the postulates."
"In our first meeting, we mostly discussed what our goals and expectations were for the tutorial process and also a general overview of the difficulties and hurdles the student would have to overcome. Most of the actual tutorial time was spent going over her homework and class work from her absences and talking about the class and her grasp of it in general."
"He took a test today and told me that he thinks he only missed 1 of 10 problems. We decided to continue in his class work, and we covered 3 additional sections that they have not gotten to in class yet."