Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Lots and lots and lots of practice with finding angles created by secants and with finding the general form of the equation by the circle. I think by the end, the student was pretty confident about what she was doing and how to go about doing so."
"We reviewed topics for an upcoming test. Topics covered were trig functions: what they are and how to use them to solve for components of a triangle; the different types of angles and how to solve problems; and, area and perimeter calculations for various shapes."
"We reviewed for his test over the theorems regarding chords, secants, and tangents of circles. We went through the chapter (Ch.10) and noted all the important ideas and theorems (there were 11 by my count). We wrote the ideas down and I told him to get very comfortable with the ideas and to look at them while completing the review provided by his teacher. Great session!"
"We covered the calculation of the side lengths, perimeter, and area of equilateral, right, and isosceles triangles. We also worked on its application to real problems such as determination of volume and the distance of the base of an inclined ladder from the wall."
"Today we did a big review of everything the student has learned thus far in geometry. We started with polygons, the difference between trapezoids, parallelograms, rhombus, kites, etc. We covered triangles and their properties. We reviewed congruent triangle theorems and how to use them in proofs. We practiced using the distance formula to calculate perimeters of shapes. We used problems from the book to reinforce everything we reviewed. He has difficulty reaching into his library of knowledge and applying information that he knows at the right time. The more practice and repetition he gets, the more confident he will become and he will perform better on his exams and even homework."
"In my session today with this student, we discussed the properties of parallelograms while he worked on his homework, which was a review for his upcoming quiz. He had a good grasp on how to solve the interior angle questions. The last question on the homework was a proof, requiring him to combine knowledge from both units to complete. I tried to serve as a guide for him, instead of simply telling him the answers. He figured out the correct solution most of the time."