Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I finished reviewing for his test on circles tonight, going back over previous concepts as well as covering similarity transformations, radians, arc length, and sector area. He did very well with the past material and similarity transformations, as well as arc length and sector area."
"In this session, the student worked on word problems that involved using the Pythagorean theorem. We discussed how the theorem came about and when it can be used. I introduced her to Pythagorean triples and how to identify them. She also worked on problems involving translations on a coordinate plane."
"The student and I went over her geometry homework that covered circle theorems. She had a lot of problems covering this one topic so that gave her a lot of practice to nail down the material and concepts. She understood the theorems and could work through the problems with little struggle. She has a test at the end of the week on this material and a few other previous topics, so the chapter review problems that she had for homework should help her prepare for that test."
"The student went over his homework for this session. We discussed trigonometric functions and we went over a little bit of probabilities. More specifically, we discussed the difference in logic and calculation between unions and intersections within probabilities"
"Today we went over similar triangles and similar polygons, solving for different lengths and angles using algebra and cross-multiplication. The student did very well in finding the ratios and solving for missing sides."
"In this session we covered a review worksheet. The first part of the worksheet involved problems about finding the sides or altitude of right triangles using ratios. The second part of the worksheet was about the trigonometric functions (sin, cos, tan). The few difficulties the student had were in the first part of the worksheet, as she needed to review the ratio formulas. I shared with her a website with some notes that may help her review these. My recommendation is that she memorizes these so she can apply them in future problems. Secondly, she did really well in the problems that involved the trigonometric functions. I recommend three things for such problems: 1. what does the function stand for in terms of soh-cah-toa? 2. Label the Hypotenuse in the triangle. 3. Ask yourself, with respect to the angle of interest, which side is opposite and which is adjacent? Then, write the equation and solve."