Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Concepts covered today include angle addition, labelling angles, and classifying angles. Student did very well after we broke down the meaning of words that he was confused with. My only concern is the student's mental math. I ask that he checks his answers after solving anything. Overall great job."
"During this session we covered geometric lines and angles, specifically parallel and perpendicular lines. He found some difficulty in identify the principles that prove the relationship between lines. He also has some difficulty setting up subsequent algebraic equation. Overall, his attitude towards the subject was positive; he was engaged and enthusiastic about completing his assignment and learning. I instructed him to download the test prep app and go through the following courses: Algebra 1, High School Geometry, and AP Chemistry."
"During this session we reviewed some material from previous weeks. Also did a bit of French at the end. Really would rather work on that kind of thing in person, as the student has some connection issues with audio occasionally, making accents difficult to communicate. Otherwise a good session."
"During today's instant session, the student and I reviewed two-column proofs involving line segments. We reviewed the examples, and I explained each step of the proof and the reason why the "statements" and "reasons" were the logical process for proving what was being asked. I emphasized the importance of marking the figure. I also encouraged him to think through the proof intuitively and work out a basic outline of the steps he would need to take to complete the proof. He showed an impressive knowledge base for the equality postulates and how they relate to inverse operations and solving equations. The student expressed that he understood the concept of writing two-column proofs involving line segments much better and seemed confident about the topic."
"Every time I work with her, I'm blown away at how far she's come! Her confidence has grown, which is so rewarding to see. Today we covered domain and range, what that means, what "all numbers" means, what irrational (imaginary) numbers are and when they'll occur, when functions are undefined and what that means, negative infinity versus the square root of infinity versus infinity, when range will only be positive and why, absolute value, squared functions, square root functions, exponential functions, and inverse functions. She understands absolute value very well, and she also really understands the concept of X^0 = 1, which is a lot more difficult and rare than it sounds, so good job! We also did some factoring practice near the end, and I discovered she'd forgotten that you can't just add different powers of x together. We'll do more work on that next time if we have time to kill."
"First, we reviewed making conjectures and analyzing whether they are true. Then, we began studying logic, where we focused on Truth Values, Negation, Conjunction, Disjunction, and Truth Tables. The student did not struggle in any areas. The student felt very comfortable with all the material. I left him with a strategy of making truth tables, even when it seems obvious, in order to gain practice for when it becomes necessary in more complicated problems."