Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I continued to review for his test. He is good with solving the unknown lengths for a trapezoid. He struggled some with finding the unknown triangles in a kite, rhombus and parallelogram. The student seemed eager to learn from his mistakes. I suggested that he spent more time with familiarizing himself with properties of the rhombus, parallelogram and kite."
"Today, the student and I began by figuring out the schedule for her last couple of weeks here, and what she'd like to go over. The information I currently have on her class in Australia is a bit vague for planning out the rest of our sessions. She took her exam for geometry. From what I have seen, she seems very capable of doing the work well and with accuracy. In the session today, we went over some of her work for physics in place of geometry."
"The student is doing problems dealing with the special relationships of sides and angles in 30-60-90 and 45-45-90 triangles. He had a little problem understanding at first, but we worked enough examples and by the time we switched to Spanish, I think he had a good idea of how to use the ratios in those triangle to find all the measurements of the sides. Then we discussed the difference between imperfect and preterite tenses in Spanish. This is one of the more difficult aspects of Spanish for English speakers, because we don't really have an imperfect tense in English. We reviewed some examples and talked about certain "rules" that guide when each tense should be used."
"Today we worked on more statistics and data analysis. We covered combinatorics; the student handled permutations very well, but struggled with applying the combinations formula and probability. He gets the idea of probability and made some headway, but further practice will benefit him."
"We covered reflection, rotation, and translation of triangles. The student struggled at first with reflection across axis of the form x=a or y=b but eventually understood it. I created some practice problems that we solved during the session."
"The student and I discussed proving that shapes are parallelograms using 5 proof statements. Some of her homework problems required solving algebraic expressions. She and I talked about ways for her to find and diagnose the nature of her math gaps using a math website. I gave her specific instructions about how I want her to log her time on it and look forward to seeing this log during our session on Monday."