Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over his new section from class: trigonometry. We worked on the sine, cosine, and tangent ratios and I even did some pre-teaching with some more difficult problems. He was a super trooper!"
"The student and I worked on surface area problems with prisms and pyramids. Then we reviewed her English homework and critiqued a paper."
"The student has been working with truncated cones/pyramids and some circle ratios but having trouble knowing when to use certain formulas and also had questions about where they came from. We used similar triangles and the Pythagorean theorem to find volumes and surface area. We used circles to find lengths of secant and tangent lines. Once we did a few practice problems that used the ideas, I think she understood the topics better."
"The student and I worked on her Chemistry and Geometry worksheets. We went over how to convert between grams, moles, and atoms. We then worked on the quadratic formula, factoring, and solving using square roots."
"The student's geometry final is on Wednesday, so we spent today working on her review packet. She knows the material but sometimes needs a reminder on when to use which formula or strategy. Once I reminded her, she was able to complete the problems. We also reviewed coordinate geometry, specifically when to use distance and midpoint formulas. She was confident about volume, area, and surface area, so we chose to focus on the other topics. Overall, she knows the material but just needs to practice and review formulas. I recommended looking up extra practice problems online or asking her teacher for more."
"We went over one of the student's test questions which we hadn't covered as much in the earlier sessions. Specifically it was on how to find the area of an equilateral triangle given its height. We then went through random practice problems similar to what we did previously because he has a quiz tomorrow. We then used a few problems from the problem bank in order to get a larger variety of types of problems which I think helped better prepare the student for how the ideas could be used."