Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"She received her test from the chapter covering surface area and we went through the problems she got incorrect so that she could turn in test corrections. Most of the things that she got incorrect were small errors (like thinking that circumference 2*pi*r^2). We then spent time working through book problems to review volume. She said that they have covered volume of prisms, pyramids, and cylinders and the homework tonight dealt with spheres. She knows the information, much like she understands the concepts for surface area, she just needs to be careful not to make minor errors. She will have other problems to work on in class before her test/quiz."
"Now that the student is done with chemistry, she wants help with geometry for her final exam. We went over lateral surface area, total surface area, and volume calculations today. In particular, the student had questions about pentagonal pyramid and various prism calculations. These problems were approached simplistically, by breaking down complex tetrahedrons into square and right triangles for simple calculations. This was reinforced with additional practice questions made by me, which the student was able to answer very well. I also gave her several word problems that introduced the ideas of surface area and volume in fun contexts, which she performed well on. The student does not seem to have any particular deficiencies in math."
"Topics Covered: - Properties of circles - Arcs, Tangents, and Secants of circles Progress Achieved: - Completed test review sheet Updates: - The student has an 86% in his class and hopes to make an A on this test to bring up his grade to an A - The student and his dad are going to Japan at the end of the month"
"The student has his test on Thursday so we just reviewed for that. We went over the Pythagorean theorem, conditional probabilities, interior angles of regular polygons, the quadratic formula, finding the vertex of a parabola, similar triangles and circles, congruent shapes, corresponding angles generated by parallel lines, imaginary numbers, complex numbers, rational roots, regression lines, and comparing areas and volumes."
"The students math teacher is slowly going over the new sections on Prisms. Last week we covered section 9.1. Today we looked at section 9.2. This section covered a modified version of the Pythagorean theorem to guide student to find the surface area of the prisms and their volume. The student wanted to work through the homework for section 9.2 while I checked her work."
"The student worked on more homework problems involving 2-column proofs. We also reviewed the unit circle, converting radians to degrees and degrees to radians. The student also worked on finding the sin, cos, and tan to standard angles in the unit circle. It was a good session."