Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session, the student solved problems determining the angles and sides of shapes based on given information. We also discussed the relationship between lines, angles and shapes; specifically how a line and its slope relate to right triangles. We also compared the Pythagorean theorem to the distance formula to show that they are the same."
"For this lesson, the student and I went over different theorems that show congruency within triangles. We went over why SSS, SAS, AAS, ASA, and HL could be used to show unique triangles. From there, we went over geometry content such as exterior angle theorem, sum of angles in a triangle, sum of angles in a straight line, auxiliary lines, alternate interior angles, and special triangles (isosceles, right isosceles, and equilateral). He went through his homework, and he seemed to grasp the concepts rather well."
"We went over geometry this session. He was having trouble with similar triangles so we walked through several sample problems and discussed when to use which theorems. Triangles that are overlapped on top of each other are giving him the most confusion so we worked on how to identify them."
"The student and I worked on his geometry project which is to create a city map with various conditions on the roads and placement of building in the city. We started working on the blueprint and we were able to complete most if it during this session."
"I saw the confidence to the student in answering quadrilateral problems. He was even answered it before I figured it out! We specifically answered problems on proving parallelograms and those that involve calculations using theorem of parallelogram."
"Today we went over the material that he missed in class, which was congruent triangles. He was having trouble telling the differences between his assumptions and facts, but I feel that we got him caught up from the days that he missed."
"The student and I worked on her school assignment today (triangle congruence proofs) and in doing so, studied for her upcoming quiz (Friday). We were able to complete the entire assignment, which was superb. After the first few questions, she began to see relationships within the figures. I would recommend some extra practice before Friday's quiz, and she can use her textbook for that. Good job today!"
"As we did yesterday, the student and I reviewed some basics of her Geometry course. We focused on angle relationships -- vertical, linear pairs, corresponding, alternate interior, alternate exterior, and same side interior. Using these relationships, we discussed the measurements of interior and exterior angles of a triangle. She did well setting up the problems and following the appropriate steps to solving an equation. To end our session, we used his basics of geometry book to review foundational vocabulary, perimeter, and area."
"The student and I began studying similarity, starting with a review of ratios and proportions. It took a little while before he remembered how to handle proportions from algebra last year, but once he did, the rest of the work went very smoothly."
"Yesterday we reviewed geometry. Specifically, we covered lines and angles. We filled out worksheets on the concepts and also completed examples. During the last half hour of the session, we did a timed section of the SAT."
"We reviewed an old test. We reviewed lessons that will be on the next test including the perpendicular bisector theorem, circumcenters and incenters. We did practice problems in each section. Next time, we plan to finish reviewing the chapter."
"The student and I reviewed and finished homework over perpendicular bisectors and altitudes of triangles and their points of concurrency, circumcenters and incenters, and how to find the points of concurrency given three vertices of a triangle."