Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we went over the surface area and volume of multiple shapes. We started with a triangular prism, then tackled a cone, and lastly a square pyramid. We used the equations for each of these shapes to solve for surface area and volume. I have asked the student to continue reviewing the equations for surface area and volume for the different shapes."
"Reviewed for her final exam. Mostly went over systems of equations problems and slope/graphs/equations problems. Also practiced simplifying radicals, graphs of inequalities, and determining whether a graph is a function or not. Another good session, I really enjoyed working with the student this year!"
"We reviewed domain, range and factoring for an upcoming exam. The student struggled most knowing when to use the quadratic formula vs. factoring to solve polynomials, but understood the concept after use of a flow chart to explain it. We also finished the online assessments for the semester which was a major accomplishment. The student, as always, had a positive and eager attitude. We used flowcharts and other memory devices. The student's most recent quiz grade was an "A" and the student's grades were all good."
"Today, the student worked on her math homework for the first hour of tutoring. After that, we practiced reading comprehension using some of his assigned homework from social studies. I had her practice echoing me after I read a sentence. After we finished reading the article, she answered comprehension questions. We are really working on reading fluency and comprehension."
"The student and I went over two quizzes and completed corrections. She had a systems of equations quiz, and did better once we had practiced some, and she did pretty well on the multiplying polynomials and simplifying exponents. We reworked the problems she missed."
"The student needed some additional support preparing for her test scheduled for tomorrow. She completed her review packet, but there were a few problems she had questions about that she wanted us to cover. So we reviewed the following concepts: graphing reflections (i.e., those figures that overlap across a given line of symmetry), identifying types of transformations based on given coordinates (the student was able to describe how the graph moved using just the coordinate pairs), graphing dilations using the given centers of dilations, calculating scale factors for proportional sides of dilations (like similar figures), identifying similar triangles using SAS theorem, and identifying the correct rotation rules (i.e., for new figures and their coordinates rotated 90-180-270 degrees). The student mentioned that she would practice her rotation rules more, but she seemed to grasp the above topics we discussed. The student was focused and cooperative during the session."