Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has a test tomorrow on his probability unit. We worked through the review problems. He was good with most of it. His biggest problem is figuring out when order matters when it is implied in the problem. He was a bit better at it by the end. He mentioned that he got an 87 on his last test/quiz and was very excited about that."
"Today the student and I went over an end of the year geometry packet she had for school. In the packet we went over such things as the distance equation, volume and surface areas of different geometric structures, and deductive reasoning. After we finished the packet, we then went over some of her history homework. The student really didn't seem to be struggling with anything in particular, with her math packet she just made a few minor errors with some of the values for the distance formula, but other that she was doing great. I really enjoy working with the student, she is always a joy to be around."
"Today, the student and I covered volumes and surface areas of solids such as cylinders again. He noted that he passed all of the review test, which is really good news. He still seems to struggle with memorizing the formulas and understanding the concepts, he mixes things up a lot, but we will work on that. I left him with four questions pertaining to what we went over today and in past lessons. There were no concerns. He should be fine by the end of our sessions."
"The student and I reviewed for his geometry test tomorrow, which will cover surface area and volume of various solids. The formulas will be given to him during the test, so we didn't have to focus so much on memorization. The most challenging problems were those involving pyramids and triangular prisms, when it became necessary to analyze the relationship between the slant height, the apothem, and the height. We also reviewed how to determine the ration of surface areas and volumes of two solids based on the ratio of the lengths of corresponding parts."
"In our session today, we reviewed 11.4-11.6. The student was very successful with this material, and I feel confident that he will do well on his quiz. Today I made the student simplify his answers to their fullest extent by hand, and did not allow him a calculator. He did very well solving by hand and with not using a calculator. We planned an extra session for Thursday before his Ch 11 test."
"We finished the test corrections for the student's previous test, and then went over the student's Latin work in preparation for an upcoming quiz. We made flash cards and went over each of the words, setting aside the more difficult ones for better studying. Overall, the student seemed to understand the material very well."
"The student and I started to work on chapter 12 which deals with lines, slopes and the formula for a line. The student seems to have a really good grasp on this from class and most of our time was spent in review problems. Other than having to clarify how to use points to find the slope of a line, she did not need much help with this work. We also practiced factoring equations, which was a side subject her teacher had introduced. Her method of factoring and the way I learned it are different, but we are able to get the same answer either way, so I showed her what I did as a secondary method in case she is having trouble with her standard set-up"
"During this session, a review of previous assigned homework was completed. Afterwards, how to find the surface area of polyhedrons was reviewed. Lastly, after the session, Dual Enrollment programs were discussed."
"The student and I met to review her homework. She hadn't understood the homework the night before, so we went over that and then reviewed more homework in preparation for the quiz scheduled for Thursday."
"Final review of trigonometry concepts, including sine, cosine, tangent, reciprocal ratios, and acute triangle applications, including Law of Sines and Law of Cosines. We worked proofs and a number of sample problems to ready the student for Thursday's exam. He seemed to be adequately prepared."
"We went over the students Geometry homework on side length, perimeter, and area ratios of similar polygons. We went over the relevant postulates/theorems, and the student was quick to understand the concepts. She said that she did well on her Chemistry test."
"In this session we started with reviewing congruence of two polygons. We then progressed on to cover the different types of transformations- translations, rotations and reflections across a line. We then worked on symmetry and identifying lines of symmetry in regular polygons. I asked the student to identify lines of symmetry as either horizontal, vertical or diagonal. We looked at all of the letters of the alphabet and identified all the types of symmetry, including rotational symmetry."