Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Circles were discussed today. I covered the new terminology associated with circles with the student. I showed him how a tangent line and a radius form a right angle, the measure of an inscribed angle is half the measure of the arc formed, and how to identify the angle formed by a chord and tangent line. We also explored angles formed by intersecting lines outside and inside the circle. We will practice more on these concepts in our next session."
"The student and I met yesterday for our penultimate session before his assessment exam on Friday. I brought a useful study sheet as well as a practice test. We dove right into the test, and he once again demonstrated his proficiency with just about all of the material. I was pleased to see that some of our lessons from the last time we met sunk in - including his ability to recognize when to use triangles rules and basic trig ratios to solve problems in an intuitive way. We will meet again tomorrow and go through another practice exam. I will also focus my lessons on the few areas of weakness that I have noticed - included using the triangles, strategies for seemingly hard problems, and completing the square."
"This was a good session with both students. It was our last one for the year! We did some review packet work together. We did a good summary of the material, and we did some last-minute tough questions."
"Today, the student and I worked on college algebra: ratios, percents, decimals. fractions, quadratic equation, and unit price. She had an excellent attitude."
"The students and I had our last session on Monday. Student B maintained A grades in both Chemistry and Geometry with a 95% on his final geometry project. His math test was on Monday and he said it went well. I did some reading with Student A."
"The student wrapped up his packet on advanced statistics. We went over normal distribution and the central limit theorem. I showed him how to break down the normal curve and calculate probabilities using mean and standard deviation. We practiced with a few questions before moving on to binomial distribution. I showed him the key factors to calculating mean/standard deviation/probability using formula methods as well as the calculator. We spent the rest of the session introducing arithmetic and geometric sequences."