Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I spent our time working over how to find lines that are parallel or perpendicular to other lines that pass through an arbitrary point. After spending about an hour or so working on that we finished going through his quiz. If he remembers everything we went over, he should be set for his test today. He understands everything that the teacher could ask of him including the ways different parallel lines with transversals work."
"The student and I went over sections 3.1-3.3 to prepare for his quiz tomorrow. We covered proving that triangles are congruent, corresponding parts of congruent triangles are congruent, and problems with circles. He stated that reviewing these tree sections was very helpful for him."
"The student and I reviewed slope for her quiz on Monday. She seems to grasp this concept well. Then we reviewed cellular respiration and photosynthesis for her test next Wednesday. We will continue with both of these topics on Monday."
"The student and I reviewed for his geometry quiz tomorrow. We talked about how to use the different theorems for identifying congruent triangles, including the SSS, ASA, SAS, AAS, and HL theories for congruency. We also practiced how to solve for different values of lengths and angles given the congruency statements for pairs of triangles. We also spent a little bit of time working on determining the valence electrons of atoms and how to represent these using Lewis dot diagrams. Finally, we edited the student's essay on the play, and we talked about how to make quotes more effective in analysis."
"The student and I reviewed an assignment for class tomorrow. She does well when working with triangles. She is excelling so far with all of the material. We also worked on her Spanish vocabulary--quizzing both from English to Spanish, and from Spanish to English; she knows the words pretty well."
"The student and I covered side splitter triangles, triangles within triangles, and similar triangles. The student grasps the concepts of this topic but was a little shaky on setting up proportions when dealing with similar triangles. I sent some extra practice on the topic to solidify the student's understanding."
"We worked on a homework sheet with proofs. Most of them dealt with triangle congruence, and we went through different strategies of solving them. The student has a quiz on proofs this week, so we did another practice proof and discussed ways to prepare for the quiz"
"We covered Triangle and Angle theorems. We reviewed a practice test. I don't have any concerns with this session."
"We covered relationships with triangles, midpoints and congruency problems. We review equations of lines. He understands all the concepts."
"The student had a test the following day he wanted to review for and also asked that I look over his homework. The homework covered the section that would be on the test: finding proofs for congruent lines and triangles, hypotenuse-leg theorem, solving for like sides, etc. I asked him questions about his problem-solving process while reviewing the homework, having him verbally walk me through it. There were very few errors, and asking the student questions about his problem-solving process really seemed to help with going through the steps."
"The student and I reviewed major concepts in interior and exterior angles of triangles. Using problems from the curriculum, she solved, with my guidance, the measurement of angles using the angle sum and exterior angle theorems. In addition, we worked on angle relationships in equilateral and isosceles triangles in composite shapes. She had more difficulty with these problems, but she still solved and provided justifications for her answers. To end our session, we covered basic vocabulary in triangles and quadrilaterals. The student kept the notes and problems for future reference."
"Today we reviewed proofs for his exam tomorrow. We used flashcards to help him remember the theorems and definitions he learned to use in the proofs. I left him with a few problems to work on while he studies tonight."