Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed gravitational force concepts and equations briefly, then continued to study for the upcoming geometry quiz."
"The student and I discussed her geometry homework during the session. Her homework consisted of finding the volumes of prisms and cylinders. Her book listed a formula that used "B" to represent the area of the base. Since we were only working with rectangular prisms and triangular prisms, I showed her how to substitute the formula for the area of the base in these shapes into the formula. This also allowed her to see where the cubic unit comes from, since there are now three things being multiplied instead of two. When we finished we reviewed tomorrow's assignment, which consisted of finding the volumes of pyramids and cones. She hadn't learned this lesson in class yet, so we glanced through the informational section of the textbook. She basically only needed to know the formulas since she already knows how to plug everything in. There is a 1/3 in both of these formulas, and I tried to get her to picture that 3 pyramids can make a rectangular prism, so we take the volume of 1/3 of that rectangular prism. The student said that she feels comfortable enough to finish the second math assignment on her own."
"The student and I finished working on her 'C' problems. We worked on area of irregular polygons, area of regular polygons, triangle geometry, and circular geometry."
"We worked on graphing lines using the slope-intercept formula. The student also worked through the her homework assignment, which involved plotting lines and drawing relationships, calculating the length of triangle sides created by intersecting lines. The student responded positively to the tutoring session. I help her make the problems more relevant by relating them to activities she likes."
"Today was our first session! We discussed how the student normally performs in math classes (understands the material, does well in the homework, but blanks on tests), and then started working. She took a test on chapter 1, but has not gotten it back yet. We reviewed her homework, which dealt with rules related to parallel lines."
"This session was split between the two students, as they are in different sections of the same class. Concepts included: parallel lines, transversal, skew lines, and parallel planes. In addition, we covered angle relationships such as: consecutive interior angles, alternate interior angles, alternate exterior angles, corresponding angles, vertical angles, and supplementary angles. Both students handled practice problems well and understood the concepts."