Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we made great progress on the basics of trigonometry. The student definitely struggled with these concepts when I introduced them yesterday, but today we did many problems. The practice went a long way, and he is confident that we made a lot of conceptual progress today."
"Today we went over long answer questions. Both students have improved since our first session. One student still needs some help with algebra at times. I assigned them several sections of problems to work on before our next session."
"Today we went over the math sections of the practice SAT that the student took over the last couple of sessions. As we went over the problems, she began to remember the material and felt confident about her ability to improve her score. The two factors that affected her score the most were time and the wording of the problems. We developed two strategies to help with these factors. To help with timing, she is to attempt each problem for about one minute, and if she is still stuck, she is to skip it and come back to the problem later if she has time. This way she will have time to at least attempt every problem. To help with wording, I suggested that she underline what the problem is asking her to solve, and to circle any important information to do so. This is especially important for the problems that are very wordy. She felt that these techniques would be very helpful in the future. Next session, we will go over the reading and writing sections."
"Today we worked on an assignment she needed to get done to share with her class on similarity and how figures are affected by a scale factor and how area and volume are affected by scale factor. We then reviewed additional material on similar triangles."
"Today we worked on arcs and chords, inscribed angle, tangents to circle, and tangent segments. The students had a better understanding of the material than they did after last session."
"Today we worked on circles, angles that are inscribed and are central to an arc, and we practiced problems with some difficult concepts. The student mentioned this topic is one of the ones she likes the most. She also mentioned she likes patterns, and I gave her a pattern to think about and try to figure out."