Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Tonight, we worked with rotations on a coordinate plane. We started by using a geo-board and drawings to visualize what happens when you rotate a point or a figure. Guided by the student's notes and homework assignment, he first identified the degree rotation around a coordinate plane. Next he identified the degrees of rotation around regular polygons. Lastly, he graphed rotations on a coordinate plane, and graphed rotations around regular polygons. Once we described and illustrated an angle as more of a fraction of a circle, rotations seemed to make more sense. Another area where we worked on, was with his multiplication and division math facts. He should practice these facts to make problem solving quicker and easier. Overall, we had a great session and he worked very hard. He seemed very comfortable with the material by the end of the session."
"Student reports that she received a 90% on one quiz and a 100% on the other quiz. Today we worked on her practice test and she was able to do a majority of the work. She is prepared for the test and she knows all of the equations she needs to use for the test. She appeared ready to finish the test. Next week is spring vacation so she will finish and then take a break. We plan to meet on the 22nd of this month."
"We continued working on a variety of problem involving circles, mostly revolving around finding points of intersection with a line and a circle. Also we worked on when given equations of 2 circles, finding the points of intersections."
"We covered parallel lines and their associated angles, characteristics of parallelograms, and special parallelograms. The student was struggling with connecting parallel lines and their properties to parallelograms. She was positive in her interactions but unsure at times. She asked appropriate questions to aid her understanding of the material. I focused on marking up geometric diagrams as a strategy to see all of the information given. The student will bring ch. 5 test to our next session. I'm excited that she seemed more confident by the end of our first session."
"We spent an hour on Spanish and one hour on Geometry today. For Spanish, we practiced conjugating past tense for ar, er, and ir verbs. Then we practiced conjugating more verbs in present tense. For geometry, we reviewed a worksheet he received from school. We did mostly trigonometry involving sine, cosine, and tangent with right triangles. The student said the subject seems simple, so it's just memorizing the rules and getting more practice. He is doing a lot better than before! Keep up the good work."
"Worked on test/quiz corrections from chapter 1 thru 4AJ. The student has difficulty recalling postulates and theorems from previous chapters. He is slowly applying previous theorems and concepts into current work. To support his growth, I've explained the cumulative nature of geometry. Also I am forcing him to ask himself why he is making equations and assumptions to solve problems to bolster his understanding of the underlying concepts, specifically with parallel lines and proving triangles congruent."