Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we started the session by covering chapter 4 of geometry. The student mentioned he was having trouble with some of the problems still, so we worked out all of the homework together. This way, he got to review the material again, and he can use it to study over the weekend. There are practice problems in the back of the book, so I've asked him to work on those over the weekend to cement his understanding of the chapter. We finished the session today with some ACT science. Next week, we will take the geometry chapter 4 test, move on to chapter 5, go over today's science ACT section, and being the ACT English and reading comprehension sections."
"The student did very well on the homework that I assigned him. He understands the logic behind proofs, and is only omitting some minor details. This session, we learned about special parallelograms and began learning about circles."
"Today, we finished up chapter 6 with proofs involving inequalities in triangles. Also, we progressed to the chapter on similarity - covering ratios and properties of proportions. The ratio and proportions came very simple to him since that is mostly material covered in previous years. He did very well on the challenge problems I gave him."
"The student and I worked on the concept of right triangles! It was a little confusing for him when I was trying to get him to understand that 45-45-90 triangles are isosceles triangles. He always wants to know why, yet usually isn't satisfied by the answer, like he wants a more complicated answer or something. Anyway, after he accepted such a simple explanation progress was made. We ended up going through the rest of the basic Geometry section. Our next session we will be moving on to a more advanced geometry."
"Today I had a textbook to work from and we slowly reviewed a small portion of what we discussed last time. I had the student take notes and he did so. I verbalized and pointed out how to use the textbook as this will become part of what I have him do on his own time. We covered the undefined terms of geometry and worked into basics of lines, line segments, lengths. I gave him three problems to work on and we will start with those next time."
"The student and I covered parallel lines, perpendicular lines, graphing linear equations, congruent triangles, isosceles triangles, and equilateral triangles. She picks up the material very quickly. We spent most of the time going over how to approach proof based problems."
"Today we went over the 5 types of Locus and compound Locus, and did practice problems. The last set of practice problems was more of an exam style format, where the student performed well."
"The student and I covered some basic abstract geometric terms and covered several questions on the topic: definitions of points, rays, half-lines, lines, line segments, angles, and absolute values. I left him with around 24 homework problems."
"In this session we went over several questions that the student had trouble with from practice exams. Most of the questions required use of multiple geometric theorems or principles. He was able to figure out most of the problem once given a hint or two."
"Worked on our understanding of volume and how to find volumes of both prisms and pyramids. Focused on some concepts from last quarter like finding side lengths of polygons and side-angle relations. He was better this session, but still seemed out of it."
"Today we covered logic definitions. These included open sentences, closed sentences, conditional statements, negations, conjunctions, disjunctions, converses, contrapositives, biconditionals, and the law of detachment. Student understands how to manipulate given mathematical statements according to the definitions above."
"I introduced myself to the student and we got to know each other a bit, and then we started looking at her Geometry homework. Her exam is the week of June 2nd, and she wants to raise her grade to a C. We looked at nets and surface area of rectangular prisms and cylinders. She has seen all of this material before, and we made flash cards. We finished her homework!"