Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student did not have any homework but she said that her class would be going over circles when they came back from break. We went over the parts of circles including the radius, diameter, chords, sectors, arcs (major and minor), central angles, inscribed angles, and took a look at circles inscribed in polygons and circumscribed around polygons. The session was a good introduction to circles."
"We completed classwork that consisted of proofs that required students to use theorems that they have learned through out the year. We also worked on her homework. The homework required students to use the midpoint, distance and slope formulas. She was comfortable using these formulas."
"We went over relationships between angles around transversed parallel lines (same side interior, corresponding, etc), and how to use them to prove whether angles were congruent or supplementary. Then we reviewed two column proofs of triangle congruence (SSS,SAS,AAS,ASA)."
"Student M: We reviewed old concepts like multiplying fractions, prime and composite numbers, prime factorization of a number, divisibility rules, GCF, and LCM, and our rules for operations. Student A: We reviewed old concepts like factor trees, rules for operations, prime numbers, Pythagorean theorem, slope of a line, finding equations of a line, percentages, inequalities, and formulas for area of circles, rectangles, and triangles."
"The student showed me a couple worksheets that she'd had in school, and we talked about them a little bit, but she seemed to have a pretty good handle on the material they'd covered. Because of this, I decided to try and help her get ahead in math a little bit so that she's already familiar with some concepts when they come up. I explained what it meant for two shapes to be congruent, and she understood that right away. I then moved on to what it means when two shapes are similar, and talked mostly about triangles. We looked at some examples of similar triangles and I went over the three ways to tell if two triangles are similar to each other: Angle-Angle, Side-Angle-Side, and Side-Side-Side. We did a few problems with these similarity principles and she definitely got more comfortable with the math as we worked on more problems. Once she has more work assigned to her in math, I look forward to helping her stay on top of her work and understand geometry more fully."
"We worked through his notes and ahead a section or two in hopes that it would help deepen his understanding by having a leg up come lecture time. We also worked briefly on his algebra review. I would recommend some repetition on both current material and his algebra review. We need a solid foundation to stand on moving forward. We will start meeting more frequently so we will see how that affects his retention."