Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed volume and surface area of solids, combined solids, and solids that have areas/volumes removed from them."
"The student wanted to review over all of her quizzes and tests so that she could start preparation for her final test which is next Tuesday. For that reason, we covered a lot of different topics. I felt that her challenge was not in understanding the material (if given all the information, she was able to arrive at the correct answer) but instead at finding the information when it wasn't readily apparent. We went through several problems where this was the case. Once I was able to talk her through the first step, she was able to complete the problem. She said she will have two more classes of information and then a worksheet to help in reviewing."
"The student and I worked on a practice together. She has informed me that she would like to get at least an 80 on her exam. I am going to help her get at least 24 out of 28 multiple choice right. We have not worked on the short responses yet. I will see how she does on those and then use my best judgement to use the test to help her answer questions correctly."
"The student completed her homework. She was working on circumference of a circle, area of a circle, area of a sector, length of an arc, and converting between radians and degrees. She did well. When she completed her homework I gave her a few more practice problems. I have emailed her the practice problems we did not get to complete for more practice."
"The student is still really struggling with how to write proofs - she is now understanding all the rules quite well but has a hard time applying them to the "if A then B, and if B then C" kind of format proofs follow. I had her write down all the theorems we came across during review, and she seemed to have much better luck with the problems when I had her just sit and look at the problem and rationalize out the logic first. If she started by looking for a theorem to back it up she often would just start throwing random theorems at the problem that were completely unrelated. However, if she first battled out the basic spatial logic of the problem, the why does it work, she was more often than not right on target. She just has to fight the urge to look at her list of theorems until she know exactly what she's looking for!"
"We completed an extensive worksheet in preparation for the student's quiz tomorrow. She seemed to grasp the material well. We covered the triangle midsegment theorem; orthocenter, centroid, incenter, and circumcenters of triangles."