Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I discussed the ratios of sides and areas of plane figures. Additionally, we worked through probabilistic geometry and discussed arc length and sector area."
"We covered coordinate Geometry; distance formula, slope formula, equations for lines, midpoint formula, and equation of a circle. The student performed very well in this section."
"The student took a pre-geometry test and we reviewed her solutions. We covered test taking and word problem tactics. We discussed binomial theorem, Pythagorean theorem, and estimating square roots. She seemed to have a strong grasp on classifying polygons and angles. She also labeled and used the Cartesian graphs properly. She needs a little more work with polynomials, word problems, and slope intercept form in future sessions."
"We continued our work on volume and surface area today, beginning to work with multiple shapes at once. For example, a sphere inscribed in a cube or a cylinder. We began working on volumetric ratios, how to set them up, and how to calculate them. We also covered some math tips on how to get through problems without using a calculator, when to cancel and when to multiply out."
"The student and I went over the new section they are covering in school. We reviewed circles (area and perimeter) as well as the general formula for the area of polygons. She definitely got comfortable with using these formulas the more we worked on them, and we will be revisiting them tomorrow. She is always attentive and willing to do the work, and scored well on her last test."
"This session I worked with him as he continued working through module 8 (three dimensional figures). For the most part, he didn't need much help, but when he did I tried to ask him questions to get him to realize his mistakes and how to fix them rather than simply telling him the right way (aka the Socratic method). I also explained a few different ways to think about the volume formulas of the shapes by seeing how they relate to two-dimensional shapes and also how certain three-dimensional shapes relate to each other (e.g. prisms to pyramids, cylinders to cones)."