Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today was the best session we've had yet. We spent the majority of the session covering special triangles and rules of triangles. After covering that, things went much quicker, and she barely needed my help at all towards the end. She has a test on this material on Wednesday. I have the utmost confidence in her."
"His class has gone further into reflection of coordinate shapes and has expanded into angle rotations. He had a good understanding of how rotating the angle of a shape works but was confused as to how the shape narrowed or widened as he shifted it a certain angle. I explained it using the outer edge and center point of a record to describe the phenomenon, and we were able to resolve the problem by recognizing and using the reference/origin point on the coordinate plot. He has improved greatly in plotting coordinates, which has proved essential in this part of the course, and it looks like he has a solid understanding of how to shift coordinate shapes by a given angle."
"The student and I discussed the problems for his homework due Friday. He was very confident in his abilities and seems to know this aspect of geometry better than previous chapters. The student has a very intuitive understanding of geometry and is a bright student. He seems more comfortable with these recent topics in geometry."
"Today we talked about various triangle postulates to prove congruence and how you use them. She sometimes has issues seeing where the congruent pieces come from when the shapes are overlapping."
"I was very pleased to hear that the student received an A- on his last geometry exam and a perfect score on the last Challenge Problem that he turned in. I appreciate his and his father's time with the teacher in order to clarify her expectations on the Challenge Problems, especially box #2. Today we worked on 2 Challenge Problems. CP 2.4a involved the use of the angle bisector theorem as well as the definition of supplementary angles in order to solve the problem. In addition to the theorems used in CP 2.4a, CP 2.4b involved the use of the definitions of linear pairs and of complementary angles. He seems to struggle a bit initially in constructing a solution to each problem, especially CP2.4b where he was asked to find the measure of an angle where no other measurements were provided. However, once I begin asking him questions and directing him to possible ways of solving the problems, he seems to continue with the momentum and is able to finish the majority of the problems. My goal is to keep up with the Socratic method so that his mind is trained to ask himself the same questions in order to come up with the solutions on his own."
"The student reported doing well on his test, confident except for two of sixteen problems. We discussed calculating volumes of boxes, weight of snow, and unit analysis. We reviewed Section 1.7 of his text, which is the next material at school. This section covered transformations, including reflections, translations, and rotations. He did well and has a good handle on the material."