Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Reviewed for upcoming math test over trig identities. Also reviewed for test over acid/base chemistry. The student has a good handle on the math topics and we clarified the couple remaining points he had for chemistry."
"During our tutoring session, we focused on completing the Bingo worksheet that the student had to do in class. These problems were mainly concerned with the properties of secants and tangents in circles. Given that we always start from scratch for all problems, that is, we start with basic principles and reiterate all rules necessary, the student was able to tackle all assigned problems without major issue. He then did his biology handout that he was given in school about inheritance and the passing down of traits. The biology worksheets can be a bit convoluted due to the strange phrasing of the questions, but we broke down each question and he was able to finish all problems."
"The student and I worked on reviewing for her exam tomorrow in Geometry. Most of what we covered was volume, surface area, or lateral surface area. She seems adequately prepared and I expect she will do really well on her exam. We are beginning to review for her final exam starting next week. I really enjoy working with her, she is a bright student!"
"We met for the first time. I asked about her background and her performance in geometry. I asked some questions to evaluate her level of ability in geometry. Then we reviewed the subject of parallel lines cut by a transversal. The student needed the most help in identifying the different angles set up by the transversal and how to prove that two lines are parallel. Her attitude was positive. We worked with some examples and solved some problems. I assigned some more problems for her to practice while at home."
"We spent our time reviewing chapter 11 in its entirety. We got through sections 1-8, though we couldn't do as many practice problems per section because we wanted to cover such a broad range. I recommended that she review the basic formulas (area of triangle, rectangle, circle, etc.) before focusing too much more on these new formulas. It's going to take some time before this material is truly comfortable, but she's on the right track!"
"We covered surface area, lateral area, volume and trig functions. The student is always eager and focused during tutoring sessions. As a strategy I informed her to remember to calculate the area of base when using different formulas."