Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today was my first meeting with the student. We spent time going over two of three Geometry packets from the first half of his class. We talked about a few main general Geometry concepts and I assigned him several problems to do from these first two packets. He will complete these problems before our next meeting and we will begin that session going over them. He starts the second half of Geometry next Monday."
"We covered both geometry and physical science during this session. In physical science, we went over periods and frequency of pendulums. In geometry, we covered circles and tangents. The student has a quiz in both subjects tomorrow. She is supposed to look over the worksheets again prior to taking the quizzes to make sure she understands the vocabulary and what to do for each type of problem."
"The student and I covered: calculating circumference and area of circles. I also covered identifying kinds of triangles and calculating missing angles from them. In addition, I reviewed with her a home work package on geometry."
"The student and I discussed the Pythagorean theorem and the distance formula. We covered the material from that lesson and went through some sample problems. We tried to strike a good balance between reviewing advanced problems and basic elements."
"In this session we concentrated solely on geometry because the student's grade has been lacking in this subject. We first reviewed the student's flowchart project which he had already started. When we went back over it the student did not seem to have full understanding of all the steps he performed so we went back over it together. We then moved on to homework that the student did not have a score recorded for in his teacher's gradebook. We had already finished part of the homework in a previous session so we did not have to go through that. Reworking through the parallelogram problems seemed to help the student's understanding. He has been making leaps and bounds in working out the geometry problems as weeks go on. He still needs to constantly look back in his book or notes in order to remember the different conjectures which is what I suspect is giving him problems on in class tests and quizzes. Remembering these conjectures takes memorization or working through many problems. I suggested that he go through his chapter and copy down and fill out all of the conjectures as a study tool. We will continue to work on his memorization of the different polygon properties."
"The student has an exam on Wednesday in both geometry and global history. We worked on review problems for his geometry test over trigonometry functions, small-medium-large theorem, and circles. For global history we reviewed his notes and essential questions over The Great War and it's aftermath. He understands how to do the geometry work and with another day of review should be ready to go. His global history notes are quite thorough and he knew how to answer every essential question."