Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I studied for his upcoming math exam which will cover various methods for solving quadratic equations (factoring, the Xbox method, squaring rooting, the quadratic formula). He has a clear process for answering each problem type."
"The student and I began by talking about right triangles and how to apply knowledge of their properties in a couple word problems. We also looked at a homework problem about rhombuses and how to map one onto a coordinate plane. This question required us to touch on a few different concepts, so it took a good amount of the session. She understood the ideas after we discussed them, so the goal is for her to be able to use them on her own. We confirmed a new time for her Tuesday meeting, where we will see how well she retained the concepts."
"The student and I completed a worksheet assignment on proving triangles congruent using the first two ways. The student was able to understand that that two pairs of congruent sides and one pair of congruent angles does not always guarantee two congruent triangles."
"The student had a test the next day so we went over the study guide. Proofs are still such a struggle for him. But I did find out that he got a 91 on his first test (after he retook it), so we're making progress!"
"The student has a test on Monday in Geometry so we reviewed her practice packet. We worked on problems such as area of a circle, area and perimeter of irregular shapes as well as angles and segments."
"I helped the student prepare for his test. We reviewed the topics in his review sheet for an hour. After this, there was nothing else to cover. The student seemed to understand everything well by the time or session was over."
"Today we reviewed for his test on Friday and worked on constructions of perpendicular lines. He made a C on his retake test. He was having the most trouble with completing proofs. I left him with the task of learning the definitions on his note cards. He seems to know this material better than previous topics."
"The student and I worked on coordinate geometry homework, covering the midpoint formula, parallel and perpendicular slopes, the slope intersect form of an equation, graphing equations, the point slope equation of a line and the standard form of a linear equation."
" I went through their homework, which is beginning to get into proofs. The concept is a little confusing but I tried to solidify the key ideas. We focused on deductive vs inductive reasoning. The problems are not hard, but the difficulty is determining whether or not the solution is derived via deductive or inductive reasoning."
"Reviewed some basic principles, vocabulary, terms and definitions. Went over basic properties of rectangles, triangles and circles. Moved on to proofs, using equality properties. Assisted student with some of his homework."
"Today we worked on Geometry and Spanish. In Geometry, we continued to look at triangles and congruence, completing his homework assignment. The student is getting better with properly naming angles vs. segments vs. triangles, and said he did well on his last test. In Spanish, he was supposed to have a conversation with someone asking questions like "What is your name?" and "Where are you from?" and so on. We conversed for a good five minutes, then went on to cover larger numbers, telling time, and vocabulary related to times of day. I'm pleased with his skill level in this subject, as well."
"I started teaching the student about the way he is covering geometry. I told him to learn theorems and that he would need to make note cards out of all of them. We did a thorough review up to what he had covered so far in school and then we completed his homework."