Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed for the student's geometry test next week. She understands the material pretty well overall; she just needs a bit more practice in how to apply the concepts to the problems. As last week, she also needs to remember to read the problems carefully. We finished geometry with a little time left so we also worked on chemistry. She had a good grasp on the bit we went over."
"The student is working through practice state assessment exams for homework. Today he focused on catching up on his homework for the week, but it would be beneficial to take a step back and go over his tests from the year to cover topics he has forgotten or didn't grasp the first time around. He needed help getting started for many questions, so we will need to boost his confidence as well."
"We discussed circles, cyclic quadrilaterals, tangent lines and their properties and connections with each other, angles on the same segment, angles on the alternate segment, major arc and minor arc, arc length and diameter, circumference of the circle, and angle in a semicircle."
"The student is now working on prisms. Today's lesson focused on finding the surface area and volume of these shapes. He did very well. This was his strongest session in terms of remembering key equations and applying them to problem solving."
"We worked on the student's review packet for his test tomorrow. He also had homework to complete for the evening that we worked on as well. We talked about the different problems and each worked through them. He had a good handle on the material, but will need to finish memorizing the formulas before the test. He plans on working on the material more to make sure he's ready."
"The concepts covered specifically were similar triangles, proportions and ratios of sides of triangles, ratios of areas, ratios of perimeters, and the importance of setting up ratios. The student did well. The student's attitude was engaged and participatory. I suggested that the student set up proportions for the short side over the similar side of larger triangles to get the correct ratio of proportionality. I left them the student a worksheet with a couple of questions to complete. The student seemed to have mastered the topic."