Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Given four points, prove the quadrilateral is a square, rectangle, or parallelogram. Using the distance formula and the slope formula to prove facts."
"The student and I reviewed homework covering areas of polygons, volumes of pyramids and volumes of cylinders, hexagons, triangles. We used height, radius, area of the base."
"The student is doing impressively well in geometry! He is confident that he got a very high score on his most recent test. We began previewing for his next chapter, which covers basic concepts that the student had no difficulty understanding. We will meet two Thursdays from now to begin reviewing for his final exam."
"In this session, the student finished his homework assignments. The problems involved trigonometric ratios, special right triangles, and the Pythagorean Theorem. I feel that he has a pretty good handle on trigonometric ratios (SOHCAHTOA), but he could use some more practice with special right triangles. With practice, he'll be able to execute the necessary operations with more confidence and ease."
"The student worked on completing her Chapter 9.7 worksheet (laws of sines and cosines) and the Chapter 9 review worksheet (geometry around the world). While she demonstrated a strong knowledge of the material, there are a few things she needs to keep in mind when working through this material to minimize errors: a. when working with laws of sines and cosines, avoid the largest angle, b. when working with angles of depression, the angle typically is not part of the right triangle being used to solve the problem, c. when working with angles of elevation, the angle typically is part of the right triangle being used to solve the problem, and d. if there is insufficient room to solve an equation, don't be afraid to use a separate piece of paper."
"We reviewed some proofs that the student's selected high school put on its website to prepare incoming students for their math entrance exam. We also reviewed all of the theorems in his current chapter on circles for his class. Overall, he has a good grasp of the concepts."