Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has moved onto proving similarity and congruency of triangles. He has learned one of several important theorems, the angle-side-angle theorem, and was asked to write a couple proofs using the theorem. He only needed a little guidance to do these problems. As of right now, he feels confident in his ability to succeed in this class without my help and has requested a break in my services. If, in the future, he is interested in starting back up, he will let me and the tutoring service know."
"We spent the session taking some notes on the subject material and working on the homework together. We covered the Pythagorean theorem, finding missing sides of right triangles, identifying whether a triangle is a right triangle given side lengths, and determining whether a triangle is acute or obtuse given side lengths, after we find that it is not a right triangle. We also spent some time going over how to simplify radicals, specifically square roots, since some of the problems included square roots and asked for the answer to be given in simplest form."
"The student and I have been trying to shore up all of his unit 3 material. We went through the material that was covered on the written test, and we started a project about proofs. The proofs are basically copied directly from the notes but applied to differently labeled diagrams. We finished by starting a project where he has to apply his proofs to real world objects that he has photographed."
"In this session, the student practiced solving simple equations and equations with fractions as coefficients and constants. She has become more comfortable with the rules regarding equations, however she needs practice using the fundamental rules of fractions. We discussed the difference between multiples and factors and reviewed the rules for adding and subtracting fractions. She practiced these concepts by combining fractions with different denominators."
"Today session with the student went well. We started working on the new chapter, chapter five which starts to combine all that he has learned (this year) and applies them to problems. He is doing surprisingly well on the subject."
"The student and I worked on her final review packet, reviewing the distance formula, the midpoint formula, the slope intercept form of equations and how to write one given two points or a point and a slope, special segments inside triangles, medians, midsegments, altitudes, bisectors."
"We went over all the theorems and postulates needed for geometric proofs and did several proof problems. We also went over problems from the test review sheet."
"We reviewed the student's tests taken during the term. This included proofs, triangle congruency, and the relevant postulates and theorems, transversals and parallels, complementary and supplementary angles, and other material applicable to the student's upcoming final."
"For this session, the student and I again focused on practicing problems for his assessment test this coming Monday. We focused on practicing quadrilateral problems as well as practicing theorems and flow charts of proving theorems. We focused on proving sometimes always and never statements of proving triangles, squares, rectangles, rhombus and parallelograms are equal to each other. I had him recite the theorems learned in class to better remember for his test."
"We had a wonderful review session for student's final today. She has come so far since we first started working together. We will meet again Wednesday afternoon to continue our review. I am certain she will do well on her final Friday!"
"We worked on problems that require application of the straight angle theorem and the interior and exterior angle sum theorems. I left him with extra practice of finding missing angle measures using the above theorems."
"We covered the remainder of the student's Semester Review problem set. Mainly we went over special triangle types (45/45/90, 30/60/90, 3/4/5, etc.) some of which used quadratic equation to solve for unknown variable. We also reviewed centroids and circumcenter calculations."