Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went through an assignment that dealt with the ratios of areas of polygons. He did quite well on it. We had a lot of time left, so I decided to go over Acid/Base chemistry since I knew it was coming up soon in his class."
"In Geometry, we reviewed for her test by doing the chapter review in the back of the chapter. There were just a few concepts she was uncertain about, and we went back and practiced those until she got them. In Biology, we answered the questions at the end of the chapter on the immune system, focusing on the differences between an antigen, pathogen, and vector."
"The student did really well on his last quiz (100%!) on SOHCAHTOA trig math work. We went over a worksheet that was still on SOHCAHTOA functions. We reviewed rounding decimals as a side note, as well as reviewing angles, what values to consider when choosing Sine, Cosine, or Tangent functions for most accuracy as well as when to round to get the most precise results. Finally, we reviewed finding the area of a triangle."
"Today the student and I continued to work on trigonometry. Specifically we worked on real world applications of trig. These involved drawing and setting up a right triangle, like from the shadow cast by a building, or dropping a ball from the leaning tower of Pisa. Once the drawing sets up a triangle and lengths and angles are labeled, we went over how to use the simple sin, cos, and tan identities to write a true equation, and solve it. We went over both solving for lengths and solving for angles using the inverse trig functions."
"With a test coming up, we reviewed an entire chapter's worth of material regarding triangle theorems, similarity theorems, the Pythagorean theorem, special right triangles, and trigonometric equations. In order to practice, I gave her a timed "test" that she could work through first. Then we discussed each problem and worked on improving/recalling areas that she struggled with."
"We covered the student's quiz and reviewed circumcenters and centroids. We practiced extra problems on centroids that related to what was on the quiz. The student seemed to be getting a better grasp of the algebra involved in calculating the lengths."