Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, we went over surface areas of three dimensional shapes. The student understood these concepts, and I am trying to encourage him to organize his thoughts on paper by writing things down instead of doing problems in his head. More complicated problems become easier when a student is good at writing down their thoughts."
"Today, we were able to review for the student's upcoming test. She seemed to do well! We worked on transformation and constructions. I highly suggest continuing to work on constructions: they're very simple but it is easy to forget the steps. We were also able to create a small note card for her to review formulas in regards to transformations. She should review this and memorize the short formulas, as they will help tremendously on your test. Over the weekend, she should continue to work on her study guide and review formulas, properties, and vocabulary."
"Today, we worked on graphing trigonometric functions. This involved a review of the unit circle. Then in Biology, we worked on an activity to learn more about cancer. We discussed some basic traits of cancer cells, cancer development risks, and the molecular biology behind mutations and cancer formation."
"Today, we worked on improving the student's short answer abilities, since he is doing well on the multiple choice section (getting 100% and 97% scores). We focused on solid geometry, triangles, transformations, and linear equations. I've seen him improve a lot, and I wish him the best of luck on his test!"
"Today, we worked on the student's summer math worksheet that is due in the fall. She wanted to complete it before she forgot what she had learned this semester in algebra 2. She was able to complete the entire packet after reviewing a few of the topics, such as condensing and expanding logarithmic equations and transformations of absolute value graphs. Before school in the fall, she is going to go over the packet again to ensure that she is prepared to begin pre-calculus."
"Today, we worked on using a compass and protractor to create congruent angles and to bisect an angle. We also worked on Section 1-7 Transformations and terminology. Most of the student's homework is to complete a Chapter 1 assessment at the end of the chapter. We will start Chapter 2 next Thursday, and I will assess how well she understands the chapter one concepts. We will continue to spiral back to those that she needs to review."