Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student just needed help working on his homework. We finished his assignment and he is really getting creative in math. Watching him make up math word problems as part of his homework showed how competent the student is with the material. I am excited to work with him and push him further so he ends up on top of his class and receives the grade he wants and deserves."
"The student received an 81% on her quiz. This was a significant improvement from the test taken before tutoring started. Her previous test score was below 65%. We went over proofs of angles, lines and polygons, properties of parallelograms, and finding unknown lengths or angles in polygons. "
"The student reviewed his math homework, and I explained the concept of alternate interior angles. He already had a good grasp of his material, and then we reviewed his notes for biology quiz on biomes and ecosystems. He seems mostly prepared for his upcoming test but can use a little more studying."
"The student spent the 1.5 hrs going over part of her homework. She has a test on Friday on Chapter 2 and missed a few days earlier in the unit which has left some gaps. Her attitude seems fine, and she is willing to do the work. I helped her understand some strategies for developing proofs, such as writing down your thoughts in words before you try and apply all the "geometric lingo." I think this helped. I suggested she make flashcards to help her memorize all the definitions, etc. She knows she has quite a bit of studying to do before Friday."
"The student started the session with the Chapter 4 Test on surface areas and volumes. This test was a little surprising, because it was a bit simpler than the exercises in the chapter. She completed it, took pictures, and is ready to send it off! Then she had some questions on her Algebra II classwork. She had some difficulty determining perpendicular slopes. She was using the reciprocal, but was not taking the negative reciprocal. Her notes were for opposite reciprocals, and I don't think that she realized that opposite referred to the negative. After clearing up that misconception, she easily got the correct answers. Also, she had a question on how to find the y-intercept given two points. There are two basic methods, and we went over both. Her preferred method is to use the point slope formula, and once again she did great."
"The student still had some catch-up homework she was working on. We spent the hour finishing that. We mainly covered finding slope, writing the equation of a line in point slope format and rules of perpendicular vs. parallel lines. We will meet again next Wednesday."