Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over the student's recent Geometry material. We went over altitudes and similar polygons, as well as geometric means and the Pythagorean Theorem. We also went over the student's upcoming material involving trig functions and special right triangles. We also briefly went over some of the student's Chemistry questions about a recent worksheet. Overall, the student seemed to understand the material we covered."
"First session to help the student improve his geometry skills. He had a review packet for a coordinate-geometry test he is taking tomorrow, so we reviewed the formulas for lines, circles, and parabolas and worked through the full packet to prepare him & practice all the concepts, terms, and procedures he'll need to answer similar questions on the test."
"Today the student had a worksheet on some new material. We went over applications of quadratics. These included area and perimeter calculations given an unknown length and some constraint equations. We also went over determining if a function is linear, quadratic, or neither based on calculating rate of change and calculating rate of change from a table with values (x,f(x))."
"The student's class has been covering isometric and orthographic views, so we practiced those today, and I offered him a couple of tips on how to envision a 3D figure from multiple angles. Afterward we reviewed the distance formula in three dimensions."
"Todays session went very well. The student had learned about mid segments in class and part home 4 work sheets on the topic. At first she was struggling with the concept, however after going over the subject in great detail and doing the work sheets she was able to excel in the subject. We also did some problems from the textbook."
"Today we worked on Geometry, specifically finding the area of triangles and irregular figures. I did not see any of the students grades. The student struggled with trying to use trig functions, when all she needed was the formula for the area of a triangle: A=1/2*b*h. She did understand the concepts; I think it is a matter of having enough practice with both concepts to be able to shift between the two clearly."
"We prepared for tomorrow's quiz by doing a sample quiz provided by the student's teacher. We looked at families of right triangles and used their ratios to determine missing sides, considered 30-60-90 and 45-45-90 triangles and their side ratios to solve problems, and looked at how to draw in right triangles to determine area of polygons. We then practiced interpreting word problems and using right triangle relationships and Pythagorean theorem to solve for unknown values."
"Today, we went over a new lesson on the Pythagorean Theorem. We discussed the details of the lesson in the beginning, and proceeded to complete two assignments that will be turned in for homework this week. The student is generally a very fast learner when it comes to geometry, and we are working on slowing down a bit in order to absorb more detail. At the end of the lesson, we went over the concepts that he learned today to sum up our session."
"The student's class continues to delve deeper into trigonometry. We used the first part of the session to go over the trigonometric ratios and how they map to the unit circle. Afterward, we reviewed different trig functions for special triangles along the unit circle, and worked on repetition of key special reference angles. He continues to build on the basic trigonometry principles as the content builds up. We worked through his assignment worksheet and he asked great questions about how radians convert to degrees, showing his understanding of the translations."
"We covered all of Chapter 10 over spatial reasoning. This was in preparation for the student's test on Thursday. She is very confident with the material and ready for the test. Her practice was to memorize formulas and do one practice problem from each section of the chapter."
"We spent the majority of the session reviewing for a chapter test that dealt with beginning trig and right triangle work. The student seems to have a great grasp on it. I left him with a sheet of stuff to try to put to memory, such as rules of sin/cos/tan, and of special right triangles. He said he feels very confident with the test."
"We reviewed every section for Chapter 8 today. This seems to be the chapter that the student struggles the most in. Homework is to complete the Chapter 8 test at the end of the chapter."