Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Went over introduction to trig functions and concepts. The student had no problem understanding any of the topics discussed in the section. He needed no help when going over his first set of problems (included converting degrees to radians, basic trig functions of common angles). I then reviewed application of trig functions to figure out length of sides of a right triangle with him. Again, he had no trouble applying what I taught him towards his problems. He left the session feeling prepared for his quiz on Monday."
"The student needed to understand finding side lengths and areas in 45-45-90 triangles and 30-60-90 triangles. She knew the relationships of side lengths (x, x, x square root of 2, etc.) but needed help using these with the info given in each problem. She quickly caught on to this with a few reminders and before the end of the session, was able to work through several questions, including word problems, with no help. She reported feeling ready for the test tomorrow."
"I assisted the student with his geometry review in preparation for his upcoming test. I told him that he could simply trace one of the triangles on another sheet of paper and rotate that sheet of paper to see what the corresponding angles and sides are. I guided him through his review. He felt like he had a much better understanding of the material after the session than before."
"The student did her geometry homework, and a bit of review for future classes. We were working on ratios, which she has a little bit of trouble with, but after we were finished she had a greater understanding of how to set them up and use them."
"The student is getting introduced to some fairly advanced concepts in geometry regarding midpoint bisectors, angle bisectors, and their intersections in triangles, so I did my part to clarify by connecting these back to already-familiar concepts (similar triangles, corresponding angles created by a transversal intersecting parallel lines). She still requires an occasional kick start when identifying the significance of a given statement to a diagram, but this is just a small exception to my proud observation that she is growing more and more independent in her work."
"We covered the material for the student's upcoming test. This meant we covered from parallelograms to other shapes for proof related theorems. We flew through 8 chapters and I made up sample problems for him to solve. He struggled with trapezoid theorems and reversing proofs to show that something was a specific shape. However, through repetition he had the hang of most problems. I left him with the extra problems from his teacher so we could both do it and compare answers. He received a good score on his trimester test. The mistakes were mostly from breezing through certain portions of the test. This session was a big win. He worked very hard and grasped a large amount of material in a short time."