Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We discussed surface area and volume of three-dimensional figures. We discussed the relationships of dimensions and how to build unknown formulae from known formulae. She is working hard on paying attention to detail and writing out all steps of problems. More care does need to be given to units, but she is working on that as well. In all, I'm seeing good progress on her part on addressing weaknesses."
"We finished covering chapter 3. We went over proofs with parallel and transverse lines. We also started covering polygons and angle measures associated with polygons. Specifically, we mostly covered triangles and just introduced polygons with more than just three sides. I left the student with homework problems covering all the topics that we covered."
"We finished the review of areas and volumes of cones, pyramids, rectangles, and rhombuses. Started review of coordinate plotting for triangles, lines, bisectors of lines, rectangles, and then we identified if lines are perpendicular or parallel to each other."
"We finished the review of the last few questions from the prior exam. The student worked on parts II and III of the practice examination. She seems to be on the right track when she is answering questions, but she leaves a little bit out, or has slight calculation errors. I have worked with her to try to get her to mark questions that make her feel confused, proceed with the test, and go back later and finish those questions. I also told her that she should definitely guess something, because leaving an answer blank would result in no credit. My final advice to her after this session was to pace herself."
"We finished the short response for the practice state assessment. I noticed that the student had trouble working with similar triangles and proportions, so we spent the rest of the time on that and on exponential growth and decay. He is improving on slowing down and reading the questions correctly."
"We finished up content concerning polynomials. I showed the student what Pascal's triangle was and how it applied to polynomials. We spent the majority of the session working through applications of such concepts. We ended the session introducing rational expressions."