Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we covered transformations and constructions. The student filled out a packet of notes about each type of transformation, including reflections, translations, dilations, and rotations. There were examples included. She was previously struggling with rotations, but now has a good understanding of them. After this packet, we completed a worksheet on the same topic from the test prep website. We ended with notes on constructions. We did examples including the six basic constructions - segment copy, perpendicular bisector, angle copy, angle bisector, perpendicular through a point off the line, and perpendicular through a point on the line."
"The student and I worked on more practice tests. She improved her score from the first practice test she did on her own. I am not concerned with the multiple choice questions. She has been doing well for the most part on the short answer. She has to review her proof statements and strategies."
"This was one of the last sessions the student is going to need for Geometry before her test. She attended a review session and had some questions on a variety of subjects that she wanted to go over. We covered special triangles, circle properties, coordinate geometry proofs and similarity."
"Today's session consisted of completing the chapter on Geometry. The student was able to fully retain the information and completed a verbal and written quiz over the sections. Wednesday he is to have the chapter test completed so that we can review the answers and use what he learned and apply it to questions. Next week will start the test prep because his exam is July 16th."
"Today we went over the material that the student had for homework. He only needed help with a few different kinds of problems. We went over the formulas for area and perimeter and circumference for rectangles, triangles, and circles. Then we went over the distance formula and the midpoint formula. He was quite focused, and he was able to grasp the concepts immediately."
"The student needs a 65 on Friday's test to pass the course for the year. Good news is he seems to be peaking at the right time. We continued to work through recent Geometry exams to work on concepts and strategies. Despite falling into a few traps on the multiple choice, he did a much better job on the free-response problems."
"Started on summer programs with both students. Student 1 has her math website, which we used to review a lot of the concepts from the year, and start going over some new things, like systems, and finding intersection points. Student 2 is going into geometry so I'm taking this summer to do a really general overview of all of the concepts so that she's ready once the year starts and it's not completely unfamiliar. We focused today on naming lines and angles, and the different types of each."
"Today was our last session for the year, we were reviewing for his final on Friday. We went over circles and the properties of circles, like secants, tangents, radii and diameters, and how to find them. We also went over how to find the lateral area, surface area, and volume of solenoids. That also incorporated areas of different types of polygons"
"The student is taking a summer geometry class which starts this Monday. He has a lot of assignments to turn in before the first day of class. We covered those assignments which include topics on lines, rays, congruent angles and segments, and perpendicularity."
"We continued today with our final exam review, covering a pretty good range of topics. We covered ratios and proportions and similar polygons, including how to use them together, as well as theorems/postulates used to prove or disprove similarity. The student struggles a bit with figuring out which theorem/postulate to use, so we spent a bit of extra time on that, but for the most part things are looking good. We will finish up on Monday."
"Today, the student and I went through chapters 1 and 2 in his geometry book, which were introduction to fundamental concepts and logic and reasoning. Since he had already completed many problems on his own, we spent the time looking over these problems and answering any questions he had. At the end, he took the chapter 2 test in the book and performed well enough to move on to chapter 3 on Monday."
"The student did fairly well on his first real proofs homework. We worked a little more on formatting. We did that for most of the session, then covered probability distributions in stats. I left him with some additional proofs homework and some probability distribution stats homework."