Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We began reviewing trigonometry. She understood the basic formulas, but needed help on identifying certain parts of the triangle that are used in said formulas. After a quick review, she had no issues and was able to breeze through the topic. We spent the rest of the session going over special right triangles and completing homework assignments."
"We continued working on constructions and the different centers of a triangle. I think the biggest struggle for the student is getting used to using constructions to ensure a certain property (like angle measure or distance) is preserved. Sometimes she eyeballs something without really thinking about it, which would lead to lost points. Attitude is ok, she works hard. The main strategy I've been focusing on with her constructions is drawing up a quick sketch of the shape she'll be making and labeling the points beforehand. This has been helping her a lot. "
"We covered a lot of topics today in geometry: the naming and relationships of points, lines, planes, angle relationships (including alternate interior, alternate exterior, corresponding, consecutive interior, and vertical), writing supplementary equations, proving relationships of consecutive interior angles, and solving word problems about angle relationships."
"We covered a pretty interesting combinations problem. The student didn't struggle much at all and is very intelligent. We took the problem piece by piece. He seems very passionate about learning and it was a pleasure."
"We covered a review sheet on logic and laws of syllogism, as well as detachment. It also had problems on angle and segment addition or bisection. He struggled with terminology and in a couple of questions involving setting up an equation. I suggested using a textbook for add'l exercises, but his class seems not to have one. He showed some quizzes that were graded already and a few were in the mid to lower 60's. He did put effort in learning and was attentive throughout. "
"We covered a variety of chemistry concepts including scientific measurements specifically unit conversions, atomic structures and isotopes, nuclear chemistry and radioactivity. The student is behind in algebra and will need extra effort to catch up. He is getting comfortable with the subjects covered, but needs more practice to build confidence in the subject. I advised the student to read the chapters and work on review questions. I also advised him to watch video instructional videos. I was also able to review some of his past quizzes to gauge his progress in the future."