Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed incorrect problems from her most recent quiz (78) and test (81). She mostly made minor mistakes that we corrected. We spent the remainder of the session covering future material (rational exponents and simplifying radical expressions). I am confident in her ability to accurately solve these problems."
"Today we went over tangent lines to circles, the relationships and how to find the measurements. We also worked a little ahead and went over arc lengths and central angle relationships. This is what he will be learning in class tomorrow. He did really well on the sample problems and seems to understand the material."
"Today's session with the student went really well. We worked on more review for Geometry and then talked about what he is doing in his class. For our next session I will be helping him with chemistry as he is having a little trouble on the subject and he is doing really well in math."
"We reviewed for the student's test. The topics that we covered were point- slope, midpoint, slope and distance formulas. I made a list of formulas that she would need to know for her test. We worked on identifying what formula works best when answering a question."
"We discussed the definition of an orthocenter of a triangle and the centroid of a triangle. We went through problems in her homework that required finding the coordinates for both of these properties of a triangle. After a couple examples she was able to calculate them with no issues. We finished by working on a couple problems that required solving for the centroid given the coordinates of three vertices of a triangle."
"For this session, we reviewed the Triangle Sum theorem and did practice problems with the Polygon Interior Angle Sum theorem. The student did not have any upcoming assessments to share, but informed me on Tuesday that she had a test this week. Her biggest challenge continues to be applying the theorems to problems in unfamiliar contexts - a common challenge for most Geometry students."
"We covered most of the work that she had done throughout the semester. I informed the student to write down all of the postulates and theorems that we went over today so that she can further grasp proofs. No concerns during the session. I was asked to come in on Sunday at noon to finish going through the book with her to make sure she doesn't need help on anything else."
"In this section we covered the next chapter (chapter 5). First we went through the final section, which was the most recent topic he learned. This included slopes, parallel and perpendicular lines. Then we went back through the whole chapter to review for his upcoming test. Some of the topics we covered include the detour method and theorems about right angles/supp. angles and perpendicular bisectors."
"The student said his teacher looked at the proofs we did the night before and they all looked good. He was feeling comfortable for his geometry test on Friday, so we worked on organizing his information for his history outline. We broke down his bibliography notes into groups and sub-groups to match up with his outline."
"We covered congruent triangles, finding centroids of triangles, and calculating various lengths of segments and edges within isosceles triangles. Some problems we went over required some algebra to solve. We finished the session going over a 12 step proof for an isosceles triangle. The student seemed to grasp most geometry concepts."
"Student #1 is working on page 182 (chapter 4: lines in the plane) and his chapter 3 test is Friday. Student #2 is working on his chapter 3 worksheet (proofs) which includes questions from last year's chapter 3 test. His chapter 3 test is also on Friday. I had a nice conversation with their mom, who I have spoken with in the past but met for the first time. I was very pleased that she is very supportive and encouraging with her sons and their schoolwork."
"On Thursday at 4:15 p.m., I arrived at the student's home. I met and spoke to with the student and her mother. The student is enrolled in a distance learning high school. She is doing very well in her courses. She would like some assistance with her geometry course. She wanted me to "begin from the start", and so our session covered the very basics of geometry. I referenced the online course material as well as my own mathematics texts. We started going through a geometry pretest. The pretest helped me to assess her knowledge and to begin building the fundamentals that she needs. The session ended at 5:45 p.m."