Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over the student's homework involving areas and volumes of pyramids. We went over multiple problems involving finding slant height and base area of given regular pyramidal figures, then went over ways of setting up triangles to find unknown measurements. We also went over the student's chemistry chapter involving radioactivity and half-life. The student seemed to understand the material very well."
"We covered basic geometry (i.e. planes, intersections of planes, parallel/skew, polygons and their properties, loci, etc.), as well as a bit of physics. He's already very comfortable with the algebra he has tomorrow (he had finished a whole packet in class). He took well to it once he understood that he had to have a spatial awareness of the problems described. Next time I plan to have worksheets for us to go through together."
"The student had a test the previous day. We went over the review sheet to discuss what he might have missed. Part of the material seemed to be review from the first part of the year that I haven't gone over with him yet. We went over that, as well as his new assignments. He PASSED the class for the quarter!"
"The student took the first half of the admissions test today. He asked me about questions from the test which he was unsure of. We went over those concepts first then talked about the least prevalent concepts from today's test as they will likely be on tomorrow's. He was confident about how he did and should be fine for tomorrow's."
"Today the student and I went over how to use different tangent and secant theorems for a tangent inscribed in a circle. We finished most of her homework problems for geometry and then moved on to work on a study sheet she had for social studies. She and I have made plans to meet a few extra days next week, so that she may be well prepared for her finals."
"The student has an admissions test tomorrow so we just reviewed for that. We went over any given parabola and finding its vertex, focus, and directrix. We also covered imaginary and complex numbers. We went over congruent and similar triangles, finding areas, perimeters, and volumes. We went over transformations in the coordinate plane, the slope of a regression line, and using the quadratic formula. We reviewed the Pythagorean theorem and trigonometry identities."
"The student and I reviewed some more surface area and volume stuff. I talked to him about how to read questions and understand them to try and help him increase his quiz scores."
"For this session we went through the different rules of circles in regard to secants, tangents, cords, arcs, central angles, inscribed angles, diameter, and radii. We went through different problems practicing these rules. By the end of the session he was able to apply and recall the rules but I advised him to spend time in memorizing the formulas before his test on Thursday."
"During this session the student and I went through the entire multiple choice section from the test and over half of the multiple choice section of another test. There were only a handful of problems she had trouble with; she seems to be pretty comfortable with a great deal of the material."
"The student and I reviewed his test on angles, both supplementary and complementary. He did decently on it. Most of the mistakes were small errors and we reviewed and corrected those together. We then continued on a worksheet of word problems to solve for an angle using the properties of supplementary and complementary angles. He had some trouble with this as it requires figuring out what the words mean and changing it into formulas or numbers for each of the angles, then solving for unknowns. However, once I helped him set up the problem, he could generally solve for each angle. At the end, I recommended additional practice on these word problems and solving for variables using substitution method"
"The student had created a daily/weekly assignment sheet for us to go by. We went over her Geometry homework on circles, specifically theorems concerning arc length as it is related to chord-tangent and chord-secant angles. She did well, and we got through most of her Geometry homework during our session. She said she felt comfortable finishing the rest of her Geometry homework on her own."
"Today the student and I studied problems from page 49 of the text. Apparently his Geometry grade has come out pretty well, and we plan on meeting one more time next week to prepare for his final exam."