Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, the student and I focused on effective note taking. I showed him what is important to take notes on from a textbook. I showed him the important things to focus on, such as the theorems, key definitions, and choice example problems. We applied this exercise to learning SAS and SSS postulates in finding congruent triangles. He, once again, is great at memorizing and feels very comfortable with reciting theorems. However, we are still working on building that critical thinking skills that are often required in geometric proofs. I was delighted to find out that he received an A on his last geometry exam. Good progress has been made, and I hope to continue on."
"Worked on geometry proofs and working with coordinate geometry for her test. She is very well prepared and has improved since our last long session."
"We reviewed for the student's Geometry test the next day. The material covered midpoint, mid segment, in-center, centroid, circumcenter, and how to apply these definitions to find unknown variables."
"During yesterday's session, we reviewed the student's biology lab report covering the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium. I explained the meaning behind the two equations that are used for this equilibrium, and we reviewed the conditions required for a population to be in this state. She was successfully completing problems on her own by the end. During the last 45 or so minutes, we worked on multiplication drills as well as practiced with simplifying radicals and expressions with exponents."
"Today, we started with finding the area of a triangle using trigonometric formulas. We also reviewed some factoring homework the student had for review for his exam tomorrow. He mentioned he gets "test anxiety," so I asked him to practice tomorrow by taking a handful of practice problems and timing himself, in order to simulate an exam setting."
"We went over all the concepts from the previous session as well as altitude right triangles and geometric mean. The student is picking things up very quickly, as she could often get to the answer on her own. When I would have to ask questions to lead her in the right direction, she would often see where I was going and finish the problem. Her confidence has improved quite quickly. I think she will do well on her test. I told her to keep things as simple as possible to make things easier on her and help her avoid reliance on her calculator."