Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We spent the session reviewing material for the ACT. The student had a mastery of most basic math concepts when used in a basic application. The difficulty he had came with word problems. I showed him non-algebraic methods to solving such problems to make the questions appear more approachable. I showed him how to use said methods with a couple of examples so that he could see it being done. After practicing the concepts together for a couple of questions, I tested him on his ability to apply what he learned. We spent the rest of the session reviewing a mock math section of the ACT."
"We split the session between chemistry and physics. In chemistry, we went over molarity, solutions, and molar mass. In geometry, we reviewed all of Chapter 5 for her upcoming exam. We went over many example problems for topics that she wanted more help with until she felt comfortable."
"We started reviewing arc length and area of a sector. The student did very well with the formulas once I reminded her the length is circumference and area is pi*r^2. Then we started going over her study guide including congruent triangles, midsegments, angle bisectors, and angle measures in circles. She asks very specific questions, which is a sign that she has a very good basic understanding of the overall idea. She makes sure to notice when things do or do not make sense and makes corrections when they do not. We will meet again on Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday next week for her test on Thursday. One thing she can work on in the meantime is the graphic organizer for the congruent triangles and all of the postulates and theorems that are involved. The organizer should include work/postulate/theorem, definition, example, and diagram."
"We started to review for the final exam. The student has a comprehensive review that covers multiple topics. During this session, we concentrated on two-column proofs. The student struggles with two-column proofs, but was showing signs of improvement by the end of this session."
"We started working with the student's geometry material. We did worksheets and packets from Chapter 3 and 4. It was a review, but I think it was good. She's probably best at proofs instead of algebra. This gave her some great resources. She is tough on herself, so I encouraged her to be patient."
"We studied for her test tomorrow, and the test is on quadrilaterals, classifying quadrilaterals, and proofs of the properties of different types of quadrilaterals."