Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session we reviewed methods for determining the areas of different shapes. Also, we reviewed different types of negative space area and perimeter determinations within shapes. This was preparation for the second part of a test that the student will be completing tomorrow."
"The student and I covered geometry material on parallelograms, squares, rectangles, and rhombuses. She said she currently has a C in the class, so we worked on material that would be on her quiz next Monday. We practiced problems and reviewed notes she had from class, and I also helped her make a study guide and organize ways to review the material. We will see how the quiz goes and work from their on moving forward and improving her grade."
"The student and I reviewed a quiz from last week which she had. She made the appropriate corrections and will receive addition credit toward the quiz grade. She is also preparing for a test at the end of this week which is a review of density, volume, surface area, and similarity. As always, I encouraged her to write down her work carefully. I am confident that she knows the material and will do well on the test if she takes her time and reviews her work."
"The student had a worksheet covering area of regular polygons finding the apothem and the perimeter with trigonometry. He was pretty good overall today!"
"The student and I reviewed material from Chapter 11 for her test the next day on surface area and volumes of solid shapes (cones, pyramids, prisms, etc.). Most of this is based on a few key formulas which she knows pretty well and is good at manipulating based on the question. We did several review problems for each figure type and as long as she does not accidentally switch variables (as she did once or twice). She is very confident and good to go for her test"
"The student and I practiced identifying the various aspects of parabolas (intervals of increase/decrease, vertex, writing forms of quadratic equations, identification of minimum/maximum, applications of quadratic equations, range, domain and end-behavior). I feel that he is ready for his upcoming assessment and has a clear process for answering the specific problem types."
"The test prep packet was our focus today. Working on that definitely made some progress towards understanding angle relationships in polygons and in transversals. The student also finished assigned homework, and we got to go over some lingering difficulties."
"The student seemed much more relaxed today. I brought her the extra study guides to go over to hopefully help her understanding of the basic probability concepts. Then we immediately got cracking on reviewing her homework problems. Drawing little tree diagrams definitely helps her to visualize the problem better so I suggested she do that on all of the more problems. She also was much more confident choosing between permutations and combinations. I told her to always ask herself in this problem, is "AB" the same as "BA"? If the answer is yes, it is a combination. If the answer is no its a permutation. That helped clear up some confusion. I think she will do well on her test. By the end of our session she seemed much more confident."
"Today we discussed all of the student's remaining review packets, wrote down some more formulas that she could write on her Final Test index card, and clarified some of the formulas and questions where she was unclear. In her words, she is "so ready for this final."."
"Today we covered 3D shapes. The student took notes on formulas for surface area and volume of cones, spheres, pyramids, and cylinders. We also completed practice problems to solidify these concepts in between learning about each specific shape. We finished the session with a worksheet from the test prep website that covered today's material. She has a good understanding of concepts."
"Today we covered a wide range of geometry topics. To begin, we reviewed the properties of quadrilaterals, and then went over how to find the area of regular polygons based on the side length and the apothem. Then we went over medians & centroids, and explored how to draw medians using the midpoint formula, and then how to find the centroids. Initially we dealt with just graphs of the triangles, but moved away from that to just sets of coordinates. I left him with a worksheet for next time on triangles and medians."
"Reviewed for the student's Geometry test on Wednesday. We went through each section and did 3 problems from the section. The student worked through all the material quickly and efficiently and needed little help remembering the concepts."