Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we went through a Ch 8 and Ch 10 practice test for the student's cumulative exam tomorrow. We focused on Ch 10 because that is the test he struggled with the most. He remembered most of the material, and did well on the practice tests."
"Today was my first session with the student, so we did a little housekeeping, set up our weekly schedule and talked a little bit about why she decided to pursue tutoring. We then dove right into geometry and covered chords, secants, tangents, radii, and diameters. After spending some time doing examples, we moved on to arcs and angles inside of circles. We then did a quick review of trigonometry, where we made some big strides. We covered two of the three sections that will be on her test Wednesday, and plan to go over the third tomorrow before her test."
"During today's session, no new material was introduced, though a recent test was reviewed in preparation for a large exam. Topics included circles and polygons. Marked improvement is noted."
"Covered Chapter 11: Measuring Length and Area; Sect. 11.4: Circumference and Arc Length; Sect. 11.5: Areas of Circles and Sectors. Did Sect. 11.4, p. 750 # 24, 25; Did homework for Sect. 11.5, p. 758 - 761 # 1,2,4,5,6,8,9,10,11,12,13, 33,34, 37, 38,48,49,50,51; Did examples #1 - #3 on p. 755 - 757."
"The student got her quiz back from the last section; she got an 89. We went through the problems to be sure she understood her mistakes. We then moved on to the current work, which she has a test/quiz this week, and it deals with finding the area of regular polygons. She has very little problem understanding the concepts and most of the problems she was able to do with ease. I don't anticipate she will have much of a problem with this section."
"The student and I worked on both Geometry and Chemistry today. We started with Geometry homework, reviewing writing proofs for 4 different problems. He knew how to describe how to get to the solution, but had difficulty with writing down the 2 sided proof statements for the steps and reasons. We referenced an example from his notes and worked through 2 questions. After the proofs, he had homework for Chemistry related to stoichiometry that he did not fully understand. The problems required converting a reactive substance in grams to the resulting substance in moles, based on a specific formula and vice versa. After working through an example, I was able to clearly explain the process steps for the conversion. He was then able to work through the homework problems with better understanding and little oversight from me. Finally, using the remaining time, we started on his Geometry Review Packet. We worked through true/false statements and matched shape names to shape illustrations. The next section had word problems to calculate specific measurements. He found this section more difficult. As this is an area of challenge for him, we worked on how to break down the statement into smaller sections, and draw out the statements for a visual context. We worked through the first 2 problems, and he was able to follow the steps from the statements to find the answers."