Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We completed a pretest for unit 2 together. We then worked on studying for three additional quizzes. They covered dilations and parallelogram proofs."
"We are now getting ready for finals. We went over interior and exterior angles of polygons and how to figure angle measurements in polygons. Also, we started to look at the study guide for triangles and graphing. Then we talked about a plan to put information on his card that he can use during the test. Next we talked about the best approach to getting ready for his Spanish final."
"The student has a test tomorrow and I left fully confident that she is more than ready for her test tomorrow. We practiced and solved dozens of problems involving the sum of all angles of a triangle to be 180 degrees and the sum of angles making a straight line (180). We solved various single variable representing angles in various triangles. In addition, we solved problems involving a system of two equations with two unknowns. Finally, we determined line equations passing through a given point and having a given slope and equations of lines parallel and/or perpendicular to another given line. She learns very fast and she knows how to turn her weaknesses to her biggest strengths. She shows amazing confidence in her work and incredible work ethics."
"The student had two worksheets on similarity in triangles. We worked through all of the first and most of the second. I encouraged him to try to finish the second on his own. We also reviewed if-then statements and their variations since he struggled with that last week. By the end of the session he was doing very well."
"She has a test on quadrilaterals tomorrow. I did a quick review of some old topics and theorems. We classified every quadrilateral we could think of and talked about their properties and how to derive some of them. We did several problems with rhombi, rectangles and squares."
"In today's session with the student, I helped him review proofs and theorems regarding quadrilaterals and triangles. He hasn't had any tests recently, but I have been helping him prepare for his finals coming up soon. He did not struggle with any particular material, but in general has a tendency to make small mistakes during his work due to the fact that he often rushes through problems. I have been working on this issue with him to help him focus and concentrate when it comes time to work and solve problems in a test-like environment. For extra practice, I told him to memorize the quadrilateral theorems and do more practice problems. Overall, I have no concerns from this session."
"She had created a list of constructions to go over: squares, rectangles, acute triangle that is not equilateral, and all the points of concurrency. We ended with algebraically finding the centroid of a triangle. I think it went well and she is feeling much better about both proofs and constructions. We will meet again Thursday and then Monday and Thursday of next week."
"We specifically covered her practice Geometry tests for the Final. The practice tests consisted of subjects like lines, perpendicular bisectors, triangles, etc. The student was able to understand the material, but has trouble pacing herself during tests. I left her to finish the rest of the practice test problems at home. Overall, the session was excellent."
"There were a host of equation problems that we worked through for this session. Even / odd functions, symmetry generally, asymptotes, creating equations for lines from points, exponential equations, domain / range, increasing / decreasing, etc. This session was a one-session review for the student's final. He has a good understanding of the material."
"The student and I prepared for his quiz tomorrow, going through new topics involving congruence of parts of parallelograms. Sides and angles were compared, and equations were created based on their relation to one another. For some problems, we had to solve using a system of equations to find multiple variables. There was also a new proof problem, which showed steps exposed, but required the student to create the logically based reason for each step's correctness. I have no concerns, and the student is doing great!"
"Today we focused primarily on logic - including truth tables, tautologies and logical equivalence. The student is getting a good handle on the different laws of logic; we will review these consistently as they can be complex. We also discussed the equations needed to find the angles made by the hands of a clock, and how they are derived. We talked about the meaning of DMS (degree-minute-seconds) in the context of latitude and longitude, and why these units are added together (question from last session). We finished looking at a problem involving algebra, vertical angles, and supplementary angles. We discussed how to best approach equations with 2 variables. Next time, we will do proofs having to do with angle congruency and parallel lines."
"Today we reviewed both geometry and biology. We work with concurrent lines, altitudes, and medians of triangles in geometry. The rest of the time was spent reviewing for his biology final. He is progressing very well."