Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We started off with a review of systems of equations. We then proceeded to work through the remaining two questions that the student was unable to figure out. We also went over interpreting/formulating questions in mathematical notation."
"We went over many of the questions she had from her algebra and geometry classes, and her biology homework. Many of her questions were very quick to answer, and once the initial concept that she'd missed was explained, she definitely seemed to understand what was going on."
"In this session, we worked to find the area of irregular shapes. Using knowledge of the areas of rectangles and triangles, we manipulated irregular shapes to form shapes that we could work with. To help visualize, we drew pictures, cut out shapes, and turned the textbook around until the shapes made sense."
"We reviewed some material for his earth science test tomorrow and then worked through more notes for geometry."
"Today we reviewed homework from the student's first week of school. This included plotting points on the unit circle, and their reflections across y=x or y or x. He is very comfortable and confident with the current topics in algebra and has no difficulty doing everything on his own."
"For the majority of this time, The student worked on his geometry homework. His class is still at the beginning of the material, and this assignment was mainly focused on the segment addition postulate. As usual, he had no trouble with the algebraic aspects of this assignment. For a lot of these problems, I suggested he draw a sketch, and his instinct was to draw a precise diagram with a ruler, which is a sign that he is paying attention to detail, but it added time to the process. I helped him find ways to look at the problem and sort through the vocabulary to figure out intuitively what it's asking. A lot of these asked about the midpoint, so that usually involved dividing or multiplying by 2. After he finished the homework we did a few more problems from the section to solidify his skills."