Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we got into the geometry of circles. I was checking the student's understanding of basic concepts such as chord and diameter and it got him thinking about what the diameter really is. I think this was a good moment for him. We will be doing more involving angles inscribed in circles next time."
"Today we reviewed the student's homework and worked on his challenging problems set out by his teacher. We covered straight angles, obtuse angles, right angles, acute angles, vertical angles, angle addition, angle subtraction, naming angles, and naming angle sides. He asks questions that are insightful, and he is very attentive and great to work with."
"Today we spent most of our time on a review of her homework and going over previous math principles. The student struggled with basic math, but showed huge strides in her comprehension and retention of important ideas. It seemed like an off day, so I'm not worried about her progress. She showed great improvement in exponent rules and recalled a great deal of imaginary material which we have talked about before; however, she still needs work on consistently keeping track of her small errors."
"Today we spent time learning the basic Geometry vocabulary and concepts (line, segment, ray, angle, vertical angles, supplementary and complementary angles). We learned how to classify triangles by angles and by sides. The student also practiced finding the measures of missing angles in a diagram. She is a pleasure to work with. She is motivated and focused."
"Today we talked about Geometry and Earth Sciences. In Geometry, we covered angles and triangles. In Earth Sciences, we talked about weather, earthquakes, and scientific observations and measurements. The student seems to understand new concepts quickly. We went over some worksheets that she did in class. She does not seem to be struggling with anything at this point, and she has a great attitude overall. She is very interested in weather and natural phenomenons. One book that she might enjoy is called "Blizzard!: The Storm that Changed America" by Jim Murphy, which is about the Blizzard of 1888 and its effects on New York City."
"Today we used diagnostic tests to review Algebra I and Geometry concepts in preparation for Math 3. I recommended that the student work for a minimum of one hour each day on the diagnostics. She has an excellent attitude and she willingly engages with all of the questions/problems."