Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over proofs dealing with isosceles triangles and congruent triangles. She needed a little more guidance on moving through the steps--she is good at remembering the different theorems. We also went over some Spanish verb conjugation, sentences and practiced new vocab with her flashcards. She has a couple of tests coming up, but she is well prepared."
"We did a review for her exam on Friday. She solved all the problems on her practice test that her professor gave her. We also review the flash cards she made for her exam, and we did some problems from the textbook."
"The student and I worked on making corrections on her quiz for chapter 4 (lines and planes). We also worked on getting some clarification on a few questions she did not quite get. Afterwards we worked on her homework assignment, which involved proving certain intersection points being a right angle or being a point of intersection(median)."
"Today we practiced more problems involving similar triangles and calculating proportion sizes. The student is showing progress in her comfort level while solving problems and is able to apply known theorems more quickly than our first session. The student needs to practice her ability to break down a problem to determine what given information is useful in the process of solving a proof. We reviewed questions on a previous test that she had answered incorrectly."
"Most of the session was spent on the next sections. The first topic covered was the triangle angle sum theorem, and we moved on to side length inequalities, and regular polygons. I showed the student how to do some advanced proofs, which could be upcoming test questions, and applied previous material to the proofs in order to review the section on parallel lines. We covered material up to the next quiz successfully, and the student seemed to understand the material very well."
"The student and I went over problems pertaining to density, scientific notation, metric unit conversions, and algebraic proofs. He did well on his quizzes regarding scientific notation, density, and unit conversions. Next, we did a few exercises on algebraic proof since he didn't think he did some of the problems correctly. At the end of the session, the student was very happy to know how to perform each exercise."
"The student and I reviewed algebraic proofs. There were no scores or grades to note progress. I did see sample of homework and the minor errors that were made. She appears to understand the concepts. However, the student needs more practice with knowing which order to complete the various steps of the proofs."
"We discussed proofs using triangle and angle theorems. On the proofs that challenged the student, I had her tell me what she knew about the triangle based on the information she was given. Then she looked at the formula sheet to see if she could find the theorem that was needed to solve the proof."
"The student completed homework on Chapter 5 of his geometry textbook. We focused more on transverse lines, interior alternate and exterior alternate and, complimentary lines. We reviewed some of the chapter problems and talked about the next chapter so he will have a headstart before class tomorrow. The student has good math skills that made our discussion spontaneous and easy."
"The student has a test on Friday, so we went through some practice two-column proofs as review. She struggled a bit with getting the proof started, but we worked on using the given statements to develop an outline of the proof so that she would know which direction to go with it. She was fairly with the definitions and theorems, but I encouraged her to review a bit more before her test so she would be able to apply these quickly. By the end of the session, she was able to talk me through an entire review set, so as long as she continues studying her definitions, I have no doubt that she will be prepared for her test."
"The student and I worked on the properties of equality including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, reflexive, symmetric and transitive. We also worked on deductive and inductive logic and worked on syllogisms, the contrapositive, the converse, and the inverse of logical statements. She had a better grasp of these concepts by the time we were done with our session."
"On Wednesday, the student and I spent most of our time going through triangle proofs and talking about different theorems and postulates. We went through the first several examples together with me explaining the reasoning for each step, and then he did some on his own with me to help when he got stuck. He seemed to have a better grasp on substitution and many of the applicable postulates and axioms. I did not leave him with any extra practice as he will be moving on from proofs, but I did ask him to let me know how the test went and what materials he's working on in algebra so that I can prepare for our next session. Overall it was a good session."