Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered more proofs for theorems, but added a step by using the theorems to prove other proofs. The student has another test this week, so we began to review the concepts and definitions necessary for her to cover."
"We worked on a take home test focusing on several different geometric formulas - area of triangles and circles, and Pythagorean theorem. The student did well on most of it, and just needs to integrate them more."
"In this session, the student and I focused on completing his geometry homework and preparing for an in-class exam he would have the following day. I inquired about his grades and was told there was nothing new to report, other than that he continues to maintain 4 A's and two B's (in Biology and English). Although the practice problems could be difficult at times, I am confident that he understands the geometry concepts sufficiently enough to do quite well on his exam. He had several more problems to review prior to the exam (among other materials) after the conclusion of our session. I have no concerns about his progress at this time."
"This session, the student and I reviewed topics and problems from his class for a test he is taking this week. The general theme of these problems was the alteration of geometric objects under certain operations, namely, transformations, dilation's, reflections about points and lines, and rotations. Some of these problems required the use of concepts such as that of an isometry, direct and opposite isometries, and orientation preserving transformations. In general, he handled the problems from this review relatively well. Although he required assistance during several problems, overall I received the impression that he is well prepared for his test. Nevertheless, I believe the work we did today will have the benefit of reinforcing these ideas and problem solving methods so that they are not quickly forgotten."
"Today we went over rotational symmetry. He didn't have much trouble with this lesson. We are focusing on showing more precise work."
"Today, we reviewed the student's last test. We did test corrections for bonus points. While doing the test corrections, she knew where she went wrong on the test. We then did practice questions on perpendicular bisectors and graphing equations. Finally, we reviewed her homework."
"We worked on how to think through proofs, especially early ones dealing with the transitive property and substitution. We practiced several, focusing on telling what she needs to explicitly write as steps in her proof, and how to get an outline in her head for what she wants to do. She felt confident by the end of our session after we'd done several practice problems."
"-Covered first half of chapter 3: triangle congruence theorems and proofs. -Student seems to handle the more difficult aspects quite well. -Simpler aspects that he should work on seeing include, but are not limited to: using transversals in congruent t"
"The student and I studied Sections 4.1 and 4.2, and discussed homework problems from Section 4.1. I learned that he received a very high score on his last test, and he seems to be picking up the material well."
"The student still struggles a bit with understanding concepts. We focused on trying to get her to understand how to use the properties of angles to solve for a missing angle. There were improvements. We ended on our session with an introduction to parallel lines."
"The student and I worked from 5:30 - 7:00 at his home. He did not have any homework. We worked on his worksheet for Chap 3.3 Triangle & Polygon Angles. He understood the concepts, but still needs to work on not skipping steps in his work."
"Student had a quiz the next day, and had a review sheet that we were able to go over. He seemed to work the problems out pretty easily."