Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over composite figures, breaking them down or adding them up to find the total area. She is much more comfortable applying everything we've learned and is doing very well moving through the concepts."
"She worked on relationships between segments and circles. She used the relationships between the segments of the secant and a tangent that meet outside the circle, the relationships between segments of two chords that cross within a circle, and the relationships between the segments of two secants that meet outside of a circle at a common point. She had no trouble setting up the problems and solving for the missing variables."
"We went over the student's Chapter 9 review packet once again, to prepare him for a test he has the following week. All of the previous weeks' worth of work and constant practice is beginning to sink in and he is much more comfortable working with right triangles/circles/bisectors and using them in conjunction with formulas for areas/apothems/arc lengths/sectors. He also has a good grasp of the newest concept (population density). The student still needs to keep improving on his ability to recognize when to use formulas for areas and not to confuse area with circumference or with sectors or with arc length, but he has begun to get a clearer picture of when to use one or the other. At this point, he just needs to keep on practicing."
"The student and I worked on his homework covering circles. We covered problems with area, area of sectors, and area of segments. We also covered circumference and arc length. We worked on trying to remember which formulas we use for each type of problem. He has a quiz over circles on Tuesday and feels good about that section. He also has a test over the entire chapter next week so we are meeting Monday to review."
"Today the student and I concentrated on C problems for his unit on circles to prepare him for the C problem quiz. We reviewed a couple problems we had tackled previously and tried some new problems. I reminded him at the end of our session to try each problem no matter what and put as much work down as possible to earn partial credit. The student did great and put forth effort into each of the problems he attempted."
"The student worked hard again. He is getting the hang of recognizing patterns. He is noticing how to apply rules and which rules to apply in given geometric situations. Further, he is sharpening his algebra skills as he becomes comfortable with the types of questions that he is being asked."