Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The purpose of this session was to review his material. We started reviewing a packet that given 4 points in the coordinate system we have to identify the kind of a quadrilateral it represents, calculate the corresponding area and show evidence for our reasoning. We did from Case #2 to Case #8 exploring squares, kites, rhombus, and trapezoids. Next, we reviewed another packet where there were some problems of how to find angles inscribed in a circumference, respective arcs in several scenarios. I checked his understanding and he told me he understood everything and he seemed to be more confident with the material given in class. The student had a better understanding of how to identify a quadrilateral, calculate its area, and solve problems regarding finding angles inscribed in a circumference, and he is ready for the next topic."
"The student and I worked on arithmetic sequences and series, including sigma notation. After working on a couple of problems, he did a great job of connecting the concepts with the formulas needed to arrive at the solution."
"Today the student and I worked through his latest homework covering scatter plots and best fit lines. The assignment was pretty straight forward, just needed to do some number crunching with his calculator. The concepts were not that difficult for him, he just needed practice with how to use his calculator to find what he needed to answer the assignment's questions."
"We covered areas of circles and applying them to practical examples. I gave him an equation to help him start off having solved for radius, which I am hopeful will teach him to apply the square root to isolate and solve the problem."
"The student seem to have forgotten some material. I was refreshing her on material as well as going over her study sheet. She understood what was going on and was doing problems on her own."
"The student and I covered a lot of ground today. Nearly every topic related to quadratic equations was covered. This included the quadratic formula, the discriminant (and what it says about the nature of roots), quadratics in other variables (x^4 + x^2 + 4 is still a quadratic), and vertex form. The student caught on very quickly. I made sure we did a couple problems together and that he did several on his own from each of these areas. By the end, the student demonstrated understanding in each subtopic."