Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I started her big project on the pyramids. We have eight slides for a 5-minute presentation, so it just needs a few finishing touches! Great job!"
"The student and I worked through the homework problems dealing with transformations/reflections of points, lines and various polygons across the x and y axes, and the line y=x."
"The student and I reviewed material for her Geometry test. We went over similar triangle ratios, side splitting theorem, geometric means, and ratios between lengths, areas, and volumes."
"We finished working on sections up to 9.4 in the student's text. She is having an easier time learning new material on her own, but sometimes still needs help understanding greater concepts. There are things which she has seen before, but needed to review, such as the distance formula. I always explain how something like the distance formula works, but also how it is derived. If she can understand how formulas are derived, then she will be in good shape for understanding all math later on. She has improved at how to approach problems in general, but she still sometimes needs help. One way to get better at solving problems is to ask yourself the right questions. She sometimes knows what questions to ask, but does not always have as much foresight into problems as I do. Practicing problem solving will help. We will continue to work on this."
"For our first session together, the student and I worked on a mix of geometry problems from his online class (working together on the ones that he and his teacher were unable to get to in class). The problems we did involved calculating area for circles and volume/area for pyramids and cones, as well as working with triangles drawn from lines tangent to a circle. In this process, we reviewed more basic geometry vocabulary (the "anatomy" of a circle: chords, sectors, radii, etc.; volume formulas) and some core algebra concepts (square roots versus cube roots; solving multistep equations). Even though the initial problems were quite lengthy, we were able to get through multiple problems, allowing him to wrap up multiple quizzes/lessons in his course."
"We worked on determining if two lines are parallel or perpendicular or neither based on their slopes. We also worked on problems of the type in which the given the slope (by knowing it is parallel to another line) and given a point on the line, what is the equation of the line. About an hour of the session was spent just on doing problems from the practice problems in the system. This went very well."