Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we went over preimages, images, transformations, translations, coordinate notation of translations, graphing translations, and determining origin points. The student understood the material, but was confused about whether to plug in specific coordinates or work backwards from the solution to find origins. After some practice, he got the hang of it. Afterwards, we worked on his biology project where he chose New York City and had to determine specific city structures in NYC that act as a metaphor for biological structures in animal cells."
"Today, I helped him understand how to solve the distance between a point and a line and a point with multiple points that make a line. I showed him the steps taught by his teacher so he can understand step-by-step what needs to be done. He understood the concept well."
"Today, the student and I continued preparing for his logarithms exam. We worked a number of practice problems, and added more complex word problems and equations in addition to the simpler logarithmic properties problems. He is focused and learning the material, but still lacks confidence in his ability to do the problems."
"Today, the student and I covered the concepts of simplifying radicals and the distance formula. I believe she grasps the concepts of simplifying radicals, she just needs to make sure when she is evaluating the number under the square root sign that she makes sure she is looking for perfect squares. If she does choose the simplest multiples, she needs to make sure she reduces the radical all the way. If she remembers those steps she will do just fine. As far as the distance formula, we only had time for 1 problem, and she understood the basic concept, except when she got the answer, she didn't simplify the answer. I am sending her a worksheet to work on some more distance problems and let her know that if she has any questions she can email or text me."
"Today, the student and I looked at some of the review problems from his first test. We agreed that at future sessions we would both review and preview upcoming topics. Most of the work he was having difficulty with involved using a compass to find the perpendicular bisector of a line, a 30-60-90 triangle from an equilateral triangle, a congruent triangle, a line parallel to a given line and through a specified point, and finding a line parallel or perpendicular to another line that goes through specified points. The student is a very diligent and conscientious student. After a few small pointers or one example, he is able to solve similar type problems with efficiency. He takes detailed notes and pays close attention to details. He does lack some confidence in himself, but I was able to reassure him that the self-assurance will come over time with practice."
"Today, the student and I looked over a test she had failed and worked on her test corrections. We covered concepts such as angle and segment theorems, solving for missing angle measurements, and vocabulary. She was focused and motivated throughout the entire session. Great session today."