Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student worked on relationships between segments and circles. She used the relationships between the segments of a the secant and a tangent that meet outside the circle; the relationships between segments of two chords that cross within a circle; and the relationships between the segments of two secants that meet outside of a circle at a common point. She had no trouble setting up the problems and solving for the missing variables."
"The student and I worked on his homework covering circles. We covered problems with area, area of sectors and area of segments. We also covered circumference and arc length. We worked on trying to remember which formulas we use for each type of problem. He has a quiz over circles on Tuesday and feels good about that section. He also has a test over the entire chapter next week, so we are meeting Monday to review."
"The student and I went over his geometry studies. We reviewed circle related material, as he's up to date in his chemistry class. We reviewed ways to determine the correct angles using theorems, and ways to test the calculations. It involved tangents, secants, fractions of the angle, and other math. After working through his test prep materials, he felt significantly more prepared for his upcoming test and how the material works."
"Today, the student and I went over his test that he took last week. We walked step-by-step through the problems he got wrong, and he wrote down all of the steps to do test corrections for his teacher."
"We continued to go over what the student is learning in class now as well as go over some previous quizzes that she didn't do so well on. We reviewed finding the arclength and area of a sector of a circle using the central angle for the sector. In addition we went over finding the area of shapes inscribed in a circle for both regular polygons and other shapes. We also went over a quiz on conic sections, focusing primarily on parabolas and the conic equations of a parabola. We reviewed key terms such as the focus, directrix, and vertex of a parabola and the foci of an ellipse. We looked at the general conic equation for a parabola and identified how to find the vertex, p-value, and the direction of the parabola from the equation. Quinn is doing well with circles and is feeling better about parabolas. We'll continue to focus on going over old quizzes and tests for topics that will be covered on the student's final in addition to reviewing the new material."
"Today we focused on angle relationships when parallel lines are cut by a transversal. We reviewed problems and worked through several proofs. The student continues to excel and has an excellent attitude. I emailed him some practice that he will complete before our next meeting this Saturday."