Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Concepts covered today included right triangle trigonometry and applying right triangle trigonometry. Student was bright as ever. She was able to absorb set ups and how to solve for side measurements and angle measurements. Next session will be dedicated to proofing and the little intricacies of trigonometry."
"During today's session, the student and I discussed two problems that she was having a slight bit of trouble understanding how to model. We discussed the model for each, and she fully understood how each worked at the end of the brief session. I sent a follow-up email to address any misconceptions."
"First session! The student is a super nice girl who's quite smart, smarter than she gives herself credit for! She's very eager to please, which is great, but I need to remind myself to double-check with her that she ACTUALLY gets it, as she is apt to say she does when she doesn't. Also, she can be hard on herself, almost too hard! We covered AREA, vs PERIMETER, of all the basic shapes; rectangles, squares, right triangles, non right triangles, and circles. She is comfortable with circles and rectangles but less comfortable with triangles, which are definitely a multi step process. Looking forward to more practice!"
"For student one, we recited times tables, read comprehension exercises from the 4th-grade workbook, and we learned quite a bit about beavers. We also got to go over Harry Potter. For student two we completed homework together, which covered similar triangles. We also had a brief discussion on his current science topics. For student three we completed homework together, covering graphing and setting up linear equations. We also went over graphing concepts and methods in future sections involving slope and intercepts. On top of this, we briefly went over chemistry concepts of half-lives and the method to set up problems related to half lives. For student four we went over techniques that help with comprehending word problems for an upcoming test."
"For the first 20 minutes of the session, he asked for help with a homework assignment from her math class. She has been feeling very confident in the material and is keeping more organized than last year. She had completed all but one problem on the assignment and had even attempted most of the last problem. We discussed where she got confused and walked through how to solve those types of statistics problems. After completing the problem, she felt confident in her understanding of the material. Once we were done with school work, I had him complete a practice ACT English section so that we could compare her SAT and ACT performances. We were not able to completely go over the section, but she decided to complete the rest of the 3 sections of the practice ACT test on her own so that next session we could go over the entire test and decide whether she should take an ACT or SAT exam."
"He and I continued our work from last night to prepare him for tomorrow's test. We finished going through the last few remaining problems from his study guide worksheets. Next, we went over some material that I'd prepared to address a couple of the areas that he had struggled with last night. This material covered transversal angles and linear equations, specifically dealing with parallel and perpendicular lines. I'd also prepared a summary of logical statements to reinforce his already developed competence. These sheets concisely presented definitions and examples of conditional, converse, inverse, contrapositive, and biconditional statements. We wrapped it up with quick chat about anxiety-reducing test-taking strategies and set our session schedule for next week."