Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We first spent time organizing the student's homework/handouts/notes from his high school classes. Definitely needs to be consistently filing his papers in his folder. Next, we reviewed his current geometry homework, as well as three previous homework sheets. The review focused on explaining when to use sin/cos/tan, and when to use the inverse sin/cos/tan. Student understands the concept, and needs a bit more practice. Finally, we reviewed finding the area of regular polygons: how to find the central angle, perimeter, and apothem, and how to use that information to calculate the area. Again, student understands, but needs practice."
"We spent some time going over his current topics, proportionality of figures then, we reviewed some algebra. We practiced solving systems of equations using two methods and factoring quadratic equations."
"-Parallel Lines, Perpendicular Lines, Slope, Midpoint, and Distance formulas. A little on supplementary angle proofs at the end. -The student is retaining the information. -He is showing a positive attitude. -He is having a good time. I'm fairly"
"When I arrived, the student told me that she had been having difficulty with her homework (which covered inscribed angles with the vertex at the center). As we worked through the problems, the student did exceptionally well. There was one problem that gave her some difficulty. It was a number theory problem that asked her to prove a certain angle must be even. After finishing her assignment, we continued discussing infinitesimals and infinite sums. We examined Grandi's series as well as Riemann's zeta function. The student again did very well. She suggested we look ahead at her geometry text, and we worked on the next 3 theorems they would be covering. We finished with a discussion of transfinite cardinals (which, again, she absorbed remarkably well) and the difference between cardinality and ordinality."
"The student going to retake her chapter 7 test over quadrilaterals tomorrow before school. I was able to get a copy of her test from her teacher so we could go over it. She scored a 63 on it which was just below the class average. She lost a majority of her points on using coordinates to prove the shape. We went over her mistakes, and she worked two new problems like that from her retake review. At first, she was struggling with what information is needed to prove each type of shape. She was able to do most of the formulas correctly. She made a few algebra mistakes, but she was able to work through the problems. We also went over a few other mistakes she made with rhombuses and kites from her test. I made up a couple questions similar that she was able to work through successfully."
"The student and I went over perimeter and area calculations in coordinate planes for various shapes. Some shapes were based on intersections of various lines (from functions), and some shapes were random curves in which we approximated areas and perimeters. Areas of smaller known shapes (such as triangles and trapezoids) were used to approximate the entire shape. Homework problems were reviewed and completed for these concepts."
"The student wanted to go over polygons in a coordinate plane because he seemed to have some trouble with the concepts. We looked at a couple exercises from his textbook as I went over each problem with him. After doing them, he seemed to be comfortable in the work and was able to pick up very well on this concept. Also, he wanted to do a few problems on radical expressions to review what he knew about them. So far, the student has been showing great progress in his work and continues to perform well in his class. He didn't seem to have anymore issues with the coordinated plane geometry and was able to understand what I was helping him with."
"The student and I met from 4:00 to 5:45. We went back and reviewed a section that she had previously struggled with on angles formed by secants and tangents with intersections inside, on or outside a circle. We also worked on algebraic manipulations in solving problems. She has a solid understanding of the concepts and should be ready for a make-up test."
"Today the student and I did a lot of studying on identifying and naming organic molecules with functional groups (ethers, ketones, alcohols, etc.) She and I were working through a geometry review that mostly consisted of proofs of triangle similarity and congruence."
"Reviewed for the student's test tomorrow. Completed a chapter review worksheet. Problems involved 2-column proofs, perimeters and areas of different types of quadrilaterals, binomial "FOILing", and multiplying polynomials."
"The student just had a test but we still went over the same material because he wanted to keep it fresh in his mind. Most of it was regarding factoring and solving quadratic equations. I gave him some homework for the weekend to do."
"The student and I completed several exercises related to finding the volume of geometrical solids, mostly triangular and square prisms and pyramids. She is starting to understand, and needs a little more practice to master the concepts. She made a 100 on her previous quiz. Great job!"