Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"She was struggling with proofs during this session, particularly on those centered on finding angle equivalencies. What seemed to be most helpful for her was to make up some of her own proofs and find all the steps to get to the right answer. She seemed to be in a better place by the end of the session."
"This was our first session. We went over his study guide. It was all about reasoning in Geometry. The questions are easy for him, so he was ready for the next topic. We went over nuclear reactions in his Chemistry materials. He needs more practice on it, but he was able to write radioactive element, atomic number, and mass number."
"The student and I met to review any new material she has learned so far in class, which is part of Chapter 5 (mid-segments, bi-sectors, perpendicular, and medians). This section is easier for her and we were able to do 2 out of 3 sections in the packet though we reviewed the main parts of the last one as well. Her grade on her last test was better than she got on the previous quiz. We will work to improve that grade before the end of the year."
"I covered a review session for the test the next day. We went over practice problems for detours and missing problems. The student seemed to understand and able to do most of the problems but sometimes, she needed some help with proofs. I was able to cover the sections that the student felt she needed most help and our session was productive."
"The student and I went through a review packet for the geometry final exam, explaining concepts as well as steps to take to solve problems. We covered topics such as similar triangles, proofs, translation, parallel lines with transversal, and angles. The student has a good grip on terminology. He struggles most with proofs and problems with many steps. We will work on building confidence. I did not see any grades as the student's teacher holds on to exams. I did not leave any extra practice besides to keep working on his review packet and noting any questions he has."
"This session was mainly review for the student's final that he has on Wednesday. We reviewed his practice worksheet and identified strengths and weaknesses. Proofs are no problem, but there was some difficulty solving for complex angles. The student's teacher is letting them pick practice questions for themselves out of the book, so the student was going to work on some subjects he needs practice on and we will review it during the following section."
"I assisted the student with her geometry homework, which mostly consisted of logic topics including conditional statements and their inverses, converses and contrapositives. Her worksheet also included biconditionals, the law of syllogism and the law of detachment. In addition to this I gave her some extra practice. I quizzed her on the meanings of the terms until she was able to draw the rules in symbolic form. I asked her to study these on her own so that she would be better prepared for her test. For the last portion of the session I reviewed the trigonometric functions with her. I have no concerns."
"Began reviewing to prepare student for her midterm next week. Spent time reviewing various beginning concepts and built on that. Went over properties and relations of lines intersected by a transversal, and then moved on to case of parallel lines. Continued with proofs, theorems and postulates. Spent time on SSS, SAS, ASA and AAS postulates for triangles, then CPCTC. Ended with properties of quadrilaterals. Student seemed comfortable with the material and felt good about her upcoming test."
"This week the student prepared for his test which will be given next Wednesday. He was prepared with all of the topics that he will be tested on, but had questions on how to study and best prepare for the test itself. I explained that he should make sure he knows the concepts and how to apply them, and showed him how all the questions on his homework all ask the same question in several different ways. We practiced more Pythagorean's Theorem, as well as solving for the sides of a 45-45-90 triangle, and a 30-60-90 triangle. He does very well with applying things that are given to him, but today I spent some time making sure he understood the why behind how all of the formulas worked. I believe he works even better when he understands how things work."
"We covered the meaning of similarity and went through problems determining whether rectangles and triangles have similarity and how to use that fact to find unknowns in the problem. I explained the three rules that can be applied to verify whether two shapes are similar and guided her through practice problems writing proofs. The student is picking up the new material quickly and has a good grasp of the fundamental concepts in geometry."
"The student and I went over concepts in both geometry and algebra to prepare her for exams in both subject areas tomorrow. For algebra, we reviewed long division of polynomials and various methods of factoring polynomials. For geometry, we went over properties of parallelograms and did some proofs concerning parallelograms."
"The student has a big midterm coming up. He pulled out all his notes from the course, and we began going through each topic. In the beginning of the year, he started with functions - domain, range, composition, linear functions, exponential functions, etc. We picked out practice problems from his worksheets, and reviewed the concepts that were confusing him."