Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered the student's school work which he seemed to understand fairly well. The material focused on functions and combinations of different functions. He seemed to be very comfortable with the majority of the concepts since he even understood how to do the word problems which is usually his weak point. We talked about some other concepts that he struggled with previously and hopefully I was able to clear up some of those ideas. We then finished by completing the SAT problems we did not cover during the last session."
"We covered transformations, specifically dilation and shrinkage. At first, he was not too comfortable using the center of dilation and finding the distance between the pre-image and the center of dilation to plot the dilated image on a graph. But once we reviewed the steps involved and practiced on a few problems, he was very comfortable with even the hardest of those problems. He has also become quite adept at correctly predicting what the new image would look like on the graph before going through the work to arrive at the answer."
"We covered translations, reflections, and rotations on a plane. The student knew what she was doing, and when she wasn't sure about something, she would talk it out until she did-- a great studying technique!"
"We covered two review worksheets he had in prep for a test the next day. It involved postulates/theorems and congruent triangles. Also involved setting up formulas to solve for angles or sides of triangles. The student had a good grasp of it, I just had to go over some of the terminology and theorems with him so he could get a better understanding. Also tried to let him know to work slower and always double check answers because he understood the material but would make simple errors doing the work. Very good session though, and he is prepared for the test."
"We covered two topics today: lines and planes and 2) lines and angles. We did a mini-lesson on lines and angles and finished worksheet 3-1. He reports that he has a B- in the class so far and would like to maintain or improve his grade. He had a good attitude and worked cooperatively with me. He has a satisfactory general grasp of the concepts. The thing that caused him most difficulty with was fluency with lines and angles relationships, as well as visualizing lines and planes on the application (building) problem #5. It was good to meet him. I look forward to our next session."
"We covered various problems related to finding angles and areas of triangles. The problems' required knowledge of how to solve a system of equations, as well as supplementary angles and concepts related to equilateral and isosceles triangles. He seemed more confident with the material at the end of our session."