Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, I first reviewed the three trigonometric relationships: sine, cosine, and tangents. I then demonstrated how to calculate unknown side lengths using the trigonometric functions. I gave the student a couple of practice problems finding unknown triangle sides. I then connected trigonometry to what we learned earlier about similar triangles, showing how the trigonometric ratios were the same for similar triangles. I then demonstrated the relationship between sine and cosine. After wrapping up trigonometry, I introduced quadrilaterals. I defined convex and concave quadrilaterals, parallelograms, rectangles, rhombuses, squares, and kites and described the relationships between them using Venn diagrams."
"Today, I worked with the student on his summer math online. We finished 5 sections, 4 on transformations (translation, reflection, rotation, dilation) and 1 on probability of independent/dependent events. As usual, he was engaged with the material. There were a few new concepts, and he seemed to assimilate them without any problems."
"Today, she asked for homework help, which was on semicircles, arcs, tangents, etc. This seems to be the best method for this student: using her class homework and textbook to teach her. I encouraged her to use the textbook theorems and examples for each chapter, because the book is one of the main resources that can help you solve the homework. She applied these well this week."
"Today, the student and I began reviewing the book for his test. We got through chapter 4. I asked him to memorize the list of theorems and postulates I had given him when we first started tutoring. He says he often has trouble memorizing things, but he will use flashcards to help him."
"Today, the student and I covered slope formula, distance formula, midpoint formula, and how to characterize shapes using these equations. He has been so diligent about his work, and I am so happy that we are continuing to work through his material at a steady pace! We also went over study strategies to memorize equations. I left him with some extra practice on today's topic and also assigned new material for him to get a head start on. His last test score was a massive improvement, and he only has himself to thank for that! His hard work is paying off."
"Today, the student and I did lots of review of geometry problems and looked at a method for solving distance-speed-time problems. For the dist.-speed-time problems, we used a helpful diagram for determining how to solve one of those three values if given the other two. We made a flashcard for this, and I also gave her the other flashcards we made for her to practice at home."