Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session was a continuation of the previous session in which we worked on getting the student ready for his geometry quiz over lateral and surface area and volumes of 3 dimensional polygons. He was doing much better with the concepts this session and felt that he was ready for his quiz the next day."
"The student had a test on Friday so we looked ahead at the new material. The material requires her to recall properties and theorems that she learned in previous math courses. We reviewed special right triangles, perpendicular lines, slope formula, and the Pythagorean theorem"
"Today we started the unit on circles and tangent lines. We actually spent the first hour going over the definition and derivation of sin and cos because the straight memorization was just not cutting it for her. We spent that time and it really seemed to help. The last half hour of the session we spent burning through her homework problems, she really seems to be understanding trig much better. She recognizes patterns quicker, and she's getting better at recognizing special triangles. She had a click moment about half way through that was just wonderful - she was genuinely excited about math, and for someone struggling with math, that is a very big step."
"The student's mother praised my help, citing the fact that the student has gone from being a C/D student, to a B student in Geometry in a very short time. I looked over the problems that I assigned to the student last time. As always he completed new problems quickly and decisively, much surer of himself than he had been when I first started tutoring him. For homework, I assigned more practice problems in algebra."
"We went over similar figures, proportions, dilations, and proofs. The student was engaged in the session. He practiced the definitions and theorems and it showed when we reviewed them at the end of the session."
"The student and I went over his geometry review, which consisted of problems with different parts of circles. This time he struggled with problems that dealt with triangles that had the central angle of the circle as one of their angles and which had the other two vertices on the circumference. I showed him how to divide the triangle into two to form two right triangles; after this he could proceed to using the Pythagorean theorem/trigonometric ratios to solve for the missing side(s). He said that he felt much more confident about the test after our session was over."