Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I finished the volume packet, working on the cylinder and cone sections. We also went on to work on the volume test, finishing the problems on cones and cylinders."
"Discussed terminology relating to angles, lines and triangles. Solved some word problems related to algebra and geometry."
"Completed Ch 1 and Ch 1 practice test. Practiced standardized test assigned for HW along with review of Ch 2."
"Because the student still has a substitute physics teacher, I taught her about work, potential, and kinetic energies. I explained the various equations associated with calculating each and walked her through multiple examples on how to find the amount of work done, the amount of potential energy, and the amount of kinetic energy. Afterwards, we quickly went over her trigonometry homework, and I showed her a shortcut to finding the vertex of absolute value equations. We ended up with a light review of the geography for Europe, as she has a map quiz tomorrow for human geography."
"The student and I went over some material that she missed from her chemistry class. We focused on Lewis dot structures and VSEPR models. By drawing a chart of different examples and 3D structures, she understood and learned how to approach these problems. She was very relieved by the end of our session and thankful for the summary I provided for her."
"The student needed help with some old homework problems from a previous unit. Most of the problems she had were on proof questions. She really just had trouble with the justification steps on most of the proof questions. There was one proof that we did have to redo completely though. With this proof, I showed her a technique of working backwards from the statement you need to prove in order to find all your steps. I had her do this in the planning stages of the proof and sketch out her steps before she wrote out the proof. She seemed to grasp the technique well and was able to write out the proof on her own. At this point she is doing very well in the course. She has an A. She seems to understand the material really well. She just gets stuck on certain problems which may seem unfamiliar. I will try and work with her on problem solving techniques so that when she gets stuck without me around, she can keep pushing through to the solution."