Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session we continued our review of the subject matter covered in the course so far in preparation for the student's midterm. We have only a few review questions to complete dealing with polygons and circles."
"The student is now working on circles. The concepts related to circles are easier to grasp for her because there is a lot fewer new vocabulary words she needs to learn. I went ahead and taught her about arcs (major/minor), central angles, the relationships between central angles and their corresponding arcs, and the relationship between arc length and circumference. We worked on a couple of more challenging and problem-solving questions together afterwards. In addition, I started showing her what some of the geometry questions on the test looked like."
"The student did his geometry homework which consisted of solving right triangles for their missing sides by using the basic trigonometric ratios. He caught on quickly. He was able to set up almost all of the problems correctly on his own. I walked him through the process of entering the numbers and operations into his calculator so that he would be able to arrive at the solutions."
"For our final session the student completed her review packet and also reviewed several definitions. We talked about linear equations, triangles, parallel lines, centers of triangles, and logical deduction. She felt pretty good about the topics and hopefully she'll get off to a much better start next year."
"We went through the student's final review sheet chapter by chapter, spending extra time on concepts that she identified as difficult. She was immediately aware of which problems would give her more trouble, which saved a lot of time. We were thus able to focus primarily on the points of concurrency problems. By the end of the session she appeared comfortable naming them and telling them apart."
"We covered properties and proofs of quadrilaterals. The student understood the fundamental concepts. She needs to memorize theorems and postulates, as well as understand their nuances in order to properly utilize them. She should also makes flashcards with the various theorems, starting with the most recent and moving backwards. She should also solve the proofs in the book a couple of times."