Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on exponents, rules of exponentiation, and solving equations involving variables with positive and negative exponents. We worked on solving equations in a set pattern so that minor errors (such as adding exponents instead of multiplying, and vice versa) would be less likely to occur."
"We covered translations, reflections across x, y axes and the line y=x . We also covered rotation for 90 and 180Â°."
"We spent the whole time doing the student's math homework and she did really well! We ended the lesson with a medical word of the day: hepatitis!"
"Since the student is now studying intensely for his final exam, which will determine whether he earns a B or a C in geometry, we set aside the algebra we've been working on for the past two weeks and moved back purely to geometry, starting at the beginning. Since it had been so long, he forgot some basic things about lines, line segments, rays, planes, etc., but it all became clear after explanation, and he pointed out the various geometric features of a picture of a plane given in his workbook with ease. After that, we moved on to more complex things such as the midpoint formula, the distance formula, and the slope formula, which he performed with ease after a quick refresher. Then came the areas and perimeters of triangles and trapezoids aided by the Pythagorean theorem and by trigonometry, drawing a "phantom" triangle in some cases. He performed very well. I told him to ask his teacher for a list of material that would be on the final exam. In class, he earned a 20/20 on a test dealing with the algebra we have been going over the past two weeks."
"Since we are in the last quarter almost one month left for the school closed we started reviewing the topics he needs to redo and will increase them up to better grades. We went over our first topic LT3 (Parallel Lines & Transversals) he had one back to back revising paper that we defined parallel lines, transversal line, alternate exterior and interior angles, corresponding angles, consecutive interior and exterior angles and did 7 examples on it. After that I have brought couple worksheets in my computer I sent to him and he printed out the worksheets. And we did practice on parallel lines which is 28 problems in total in one worksheet 12 problem on the other one. At the end we saw that we have completed 47 problems at all. Before I left I asked him to explain first 7 problems without my help and he explained them all correctly"
"We had a lot of ground to cover in preparation for a unit test on 5/8. The unit includes chords, secants, tangents and calculation of the related angles and segments. She did not have a solid understanding of the formulas involved but we worked through the extensive study sheet. I believe we made a lot of progress but it will require practice for the student to be fully prepared for testing on the subject."