Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has her test in Geometry as well as Physics. We went over some problems that she thought she struggled with as well as worked on her next section in Geometry which is distance using two points as well as midpoint of segments."
"Today's session with the student went well. We worked on completing his homework problems for his math class which was the first section in his book. We had worked on those problems on Thursday so it went very well, he remembered most of it. No extra problems as of yet, although I am trying to get him to record his studying so that we can better plan out his habits and see where we can make some improvements."
"The student had several assignments that we worked on. She did very well, better than last chapter, and she shared with me that she received a 99 on that last chapter test. Today she was asked to use the distance formula and the midpoint formula over and over again, sometimes in tricky ways where we had to work backward from the midpoints to the distances or to the endpoints. She also had plenty of algebra to do on these assignments as well as understand supplementary and complimentary angles."
"This was our first session. The student is taking honors geometry, a course which is moving quickly and is mostly taught through online modules and packets of notes. So far they have covered constructions and transformations, and they have a test this Thursday. We worked through her study guide, focusing on the sections she identified as most confusing. We unpacked each question, discussing the specific question and then covering the specific topics surrounding that question."
"The student had a test later this week and we covered his review, including Chap 2: reasoning and proof (conditionals, IFF, properties) and Chap 1: number patterns and equations. He showed a good understanding of the principles and he is pretty good at doing calculations in his head. He needs to be careful to about not skipping steps. Good session."
"We focused on studying for his geometry exam. His understanding of the higher level concepts was admirable, but an area of opportunity for him is in the more basic algebra aspects of problem solving."
"We covered some of the student's geometry review going through problems she didn't understand. We covered mainly setting up equations using geometric principles and then solving for variables. Her test is tomorrow and she thinks she will do well."
"We reviewed the Laws of Logic: DeMorgan's Law, Law of Detachment, Law of the Contrapositive and Law of Disjunctive Inference. We did practice problems from her textbook and the Geometry state assessment book."
"We reviewed the student's first quiz and went over the areas he needed more help on. He will be having a test on Monday for chapter 1 and is feeling more confident. We then proceeded to work on his assignment for homework and very carefully went over the lesson before starting the problems. We were working on transmissions, deciding whether a figure was flipped, slid, or rotated. We worked on several problems and he did a great job. For the last few minutes we reviewed measuring angles. Good work!!"
"The student and I practiced the point-intercept, point-slope, and general forms of linear equations. I also gave him practice finding the equations of lines that were parallel or perpendicular to another line that passed through a certain point. We also covered right triangles and perpendicular bisectors. All of this was in preparation for a quiz that he has tomorrow. By the end of the session, he showed a lot of improvement and greater confidence in his ability to solve these kinds of problems."
"We went over his homework. We were given some information about the angles and used it to get the rest. Using properties of congruence, supplementary angles, and the angle addition theorem. We started solving problems with 2 variables."
"The students had Geometry homework from their textbook. We covered conditional, converse, and biconditonal statements along with definitions. At first go, it was a bit tricky to figure out the statements and put them in the correct formatting of biconditional sentences, but as the homework went on, both students became more proficient at pointing out the two conditions and putting them in the correct format of biconditional sentences. After the biconditional homework, we went back to their earlier section on the homework of inductive and deductive reasoning. Any extra homework or assignments that they have problems with during the course of the week will be brought to the next meeting."