Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over the student's online assignments and grades. We worked on a review of World Civ, Global Science, and Algebra 1. We completed a review of his World Civ Study Guide, Algebra homework review on Simplifying Rational Expressions, and started working on Global Science: Food Lab. The student needs to talk to his German teacher, his PE teacher, and his Global Science teacher."
"This was our last session before the Calculus AP Exam. We went over some practice material that the student had. Luckily, there were only a couple sections that he struggled with, so we focused on those. I explained to her how related rates problems were just geometrically based, and she was able to use this information to solve the various problems."
"We started by discussing some of his weaknesses and topics that he would like to focus on before class starts. We spent the session on Riemann sums - specifically applying the trapezoidal formula to trig functions - and u-substitutions."
"We started covering the review for her final exam. She knows what she is doing but sometimes is unsure or just needs an extra push. I left the student with some reminders or triggers that would help her with some of these problems."
"During this session we covered geometric principles. We found the values of angles based on the relationships that exist between two parallel lines and their transverse line. We completed a review of the homework assignment that required us to identify angles that demonstrated geometric relations including complement angles, supplementary angles, vertex angles, alternate interior angles, alternate exterior angles, 90 degree angles and 180 degree angles. The student was able to identify these geometric relationships when given the angles of two parallel lines and a transverse line. We worked on similar sample problems online. We also applied the same angle value relationships to create and solve algebraic equations to solve for the unknown variable when an algebraic expression represents an angle value."
"Today was my first session with the student. He expressed that he was having trouble understanding how to solve two-sided variable equations. I spent the first part of the session explaining how to solve those equations. The latter half of the session was going through his homework and reviewing all the problems together. The student was willing to learn and excited to understand the concept to his best ability. In order to better understand the concept, I explained to the student a method and a strategy for solving them. By the end of the session the student was able to do the problems himself with my supervision. He was able to talk through the problem and developed a strategy for tackling these types of problems. I feel that the student is now comfortable with this concept and will be able to do these problems independently with little supervision in the future."