Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Reviewed and gave additional practice questions on simplifying radicals as well as multiplicative properties of radicals."
"The student and I worked through various ways to solve problems 2,3,7 and 8 from page 36 of the school text. He seems comfortable with the course, and we will evaluate his tests when the scores are available."
"We went over a section on triangles, and I helped the student study for a quiz on Friday. She got a 94% on her last exam!"
"The session went very well. We focused on incentric and concentric circles, and began our curriculum for basic ACT prep, outlining overall strategies he can use for the test. I look forward to our next session."
"Today, the student and I continued working through Trigonometric relationships, using a review he has for a test tomorrow as material. Again, I stressed the concept that most questions are actually the same question asked several different ways. For example, in each word problem we were essentially given a right triangle with one known side, a known angle, and asked to find one missing side. This made primary use of the tangent relationship, and the student began to understand why it worked and how to use it with the more examples we did. For his study habits, we continued discussing how to organize information into "chunk concepts", which I compared this week to the "thesis" of an essay, with "key concepts" being like "supporting details"."
"Today's session covered the topics of transformation, translation, rotation, reflection and dilation. We reviewed the online lecture notes and completed a homework assignment. I urged the student to look over the lecture "objectives" prior to the lesson and then use those same objectives as a self-test after completing the assignments. For example, after the lesson the student should be able to "draw images that have been reflected." Can the student now draw images that have been reflected? Are all the concepts clear? Does the student need to review this topic further? Can the student work out problems using different initial information for this topic? I suggested that the student revisit the lecture notes on dilation to be able to set up ratios between corresponding sides and distances."