Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session we covered the volume and surface area of cones, pyramids, and cylinders. I think using flashcards may help in the future."
"The student got a 96% on her last test so we were both happy! Now she's doing circles and arc length so we started to cover this material."
"Geometry-the student and I went over properties of chords. We find lengths of arcs, chords, and central angles using their properties. Biology-We briefly went over how food is digested."
"Today the student and I mostly worked on review for his upcoming retest. We started off by clearing up any remaining questions about the material. Then, we went through his old test one more time and talked about specific test-taking strategies that he can use to rectify the mistakes that he made during the first test. I then gave him some practice problems for some of the tougher concepts and had him work through them with me. We also were able to review some of his homework for his current unit. I answered any questions that he had and then had him work through some more practice problems."
"I worked with the student very intensively during this session. We worked on a review packet his teacher provided regarding theorems related to the angles with given segments in circles. He was having difficulty discerning which theorem he should use. I left him with a circle puzzle to use for practice that allows him to practice the theorems more extensively. After this, I provided direct instruction for theorems regarding segments lengths in circles, as he was unfamiliar with them completely. I left him with notes and examples he could use to prepare for his Wednesday test."
"We continued with subjects that were on the student's test: triangles, angles, parallel lines. We also covered 45-45-90 triangles and 30-60-90 triangles, which are new subjects for him. He told me that he got an A- (91) on his test after getting mostly C's before. This is obviously fantastic. He sees certain properties of triangles (isosceles, etc.) and parallel lines more quickly now. Special right triangles aren't imprinted in his head yet (we started with them last night, after all) but he understands why they are proportioned as they are."