Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has a test on Friday. We covered part of the material for the test and will be covering the remaining material at the next session. We covered translations and rotations. By the end of the session, I could tell that she was starting to understand the concepts. For most of the concepts, I would show her a couple examples, then have her try to work the practice problems on her own. If I felt she understood them, we would move on to the next topic. If she did not understand, I created additional problems for her."
"We went over the student's homework packet which primarily consisted of determining the sides of similar triangles using ratios. Other problems of the packet included using ratios to solve for word problems. There weren't too many issues he was struggling with. He was very confident in the material."
"The student and I prepared for his geometry quiz on Thursday. Currently he is learning about circles, chords, arcs, tangents, secants, and other properties of circles. We worked through some homework problems as well as do some review of the previous sections of the chapter. He seemed to do well on these problems and have a good grasp on the theorems. To finish the session, we did a challenging word problem that showed him that these problems are actually manageable and not too difficult."
"The student was struggling with a group project involving the design of an experiment that would measure the product of ATP via spectrometry. I explained the basics of what makes an experiment (hypothesis, IV, DV, control, procedure). I then showed her how to represent the data her group had gathered from her experiment- explaining that the independent variable would be on x axis and the dependent variable would be on the y. She was able to complete the graph and explain what the results meant on her own."
"I assisted the student with his Algebra II review. I helped him with matrices, quadratics, the quadratic formula, function transformations, inequalities, etc. He did quite well today and feels prepared for his test."
"The student was ecstatic over the good news on his last quiz; he scored a 23/25, an A! He has gone from hating Geometry to looking forward to what's coming next. He's finding it "easy!" His whole family is happy. Today, we reviewed the current lesson as well as tomorrow's lesson, on triangle inequalities and indirect proofs. He still needs help to remember attention to detail, which is what is required to get the right answer. After our lessons, I set him up with learning geometry from an online learning site, which rewards right answers instantly and is entirely unforgiving of "lack of attention to detail," i.e., wrong answers. I think this site will help him reduce the amount of mistakes he makes with "easy" problems."