Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on a review packet on volume & surface area of solids. The student does well, focuses, & seems to be understanding the material."
"The student has surface area test tomorrow in geometry and wanted to practice. She has said her teacher is prone to putting on the test much more difficult problems than they typically see in class and homework. We found word problems online and practiced these, reviewing all the figures she has had to work with. She seems well-prepared for her test."
"Today we reviewed for the test that the student would be taking on Wednesday. I went over everything with her, starting with the parts of a circle and the properties of special segments such as the diameter, radius, tangent, and secant lines. She managed to learn fast, with a little or no help from me on this topic. Then I made some practice problems according to the study guide. She made very limited minor errors and got the right answers every time without my help (or with a little of my help). The session went smoothly because she was much more careful and had a lot of efforts in this unit. I wish her success on Wednesday's test. GREAT improvements!"
"In this session, we worked on a series of problems that involved plotting a series of lines, shading the region enclosed by the lines, identifying the shape and vertices and lastly finding the area of the shape. The student had no problem putting the graphs on y=mx+b form. It was more challenging to find the precise lengths required to solve for the area. I shared with her that the easiest way to go about obtaining such lengths was to treat them as a hypotenuse and solving for it using the Pythagorean theorem. Finding areas of shapes was a little less complicated given that it involved mainly plugging numbers into formulas."
"Today we worked a lot with solving proportions. We worked with area and perimeter of different polygons and circles. We looked at similar polygons and how to find missing information. We used congruent triangle theorems and graphed dilations. We also worked on word problems. The student knows how to do most of the problems, I think the hardest thing is the little details."
"We went over what the student covered in his exam. After that he worked on his English homework on Romeo and Juliet. I helped him explore the underlying subplots in the story."