Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During this session the student and I reviewed for his upcoming test on secants, tangents and chords. The student moved quickly through the material and showed immediate improvement when I showed him a mistake. Again, his mastery of Algebra 2 allows him to move through a lot of this work with ease which is great. He sometimes has trouble remembering the theorems so I spent a good deal of time asking him to demonstrate them in different ways. I have a lot of faith in the student to do well on this test and just told him to look over the theorems again before his test tomorrow."
"We worked through part of her homework that is due Monday. The topic was finding the area of various polygons. We worked through her problems and then discussed how to do several of the more difficult ones that she will need to complete later on. We also looked at her last quiz. She missed only one. We discussed why she thought it was wrong and then looked at why the correct answer was right. She was struggling with the concept of how the area of a shape with side lengths less than one unit will be smaller than the side length (i.e. a square with side lengths of 0.5 will have an area of 0.25)."
"The student scored 100% on his latest test, which we were very proud of. I reviewed his geometry homework involving circles, and utilizing chords to "cut out" right triangles in order to solve for certain lengths, including radii. With my guidance, we solved a difficult problem relating two unknowns in two separate equations from the utilization of the Pythagorean Theorem. After guided to this method, he set it up and solved it with ease."
"The student's class recently began to cover geometry proofs. He wished to review this new topic so I explained to him what a geometry proof is and how they might look. We started with identifying "givens" and determining what our path would be to the desired "proof." I explained how you must step logically through the proof with a reason for each step. We found some platforms online that had great hands-on examples where the student was able to select the steps and the reasoning behind them from a drop down list of options."
"We went over material for the test tomorrow. This constituted, by and large, triangle proofs, test-taking strategies, and formatting. I came up with extra problems for the student and we went over the practice test I assigned. He did not struggle. Sometimes he said the wrong congruency statement, but he was just speeding through too quickly. We covered test-taking strategies and where to slow down, testing him on varying issues you can have on tests and how to manage the time. I told him to review the flashcards the next day. We will find out how he did on Wednesday. I am sure he will do great."
"We covered homework completely which included problems related to indirect proofs. The indirect proofs included isosceles triangles, bisectors, perpendicular bisectors, and the like. The student is confident in his ability and has skills to match his confidence. In the recent consultation with the geometry teacher, he will have a chance to drastically improve his grade by doing a seminar."