Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered algebra and geometry practice tests for the final. After reviewing the questions and formulas, the student was able to apply them and solve all of the questions."
"To start, we went over the student's homework. Then, we made a guide about significant lines in triangles and did a worksheet on those. At first, the student struggled with the idea that an angle (say, 90 degrees) could be equal to 5(x-12) degrees, but once she abstracted it, she was much more comfortable. Finally, we went over some basic geometric regular polygons, and broke them down into shapes she knew how to analyze already."
"The student wanted to meet to ask any last minute questions he had. He had two chapter tests; one in which he did really well on that covered reflections and rotations and the other was finding arc measures, angle measures and chord lengths of circles. The first test he had very few specific questions so we just reviewed over the entire test briefly. The other test we spent more time working through the problems. He had a few other questions regarding tessellations and other miscellaneous things. Overall, he felt good about the test but needed to spend some time memorizing the equations that he needs to know to find surface area and volume of regular polygons."
"The student and I reviewed problems from the geometry review packet. We worked on extra practice problems involving the geometric mean, areas of triangles, parallelograms, right angle trigonometry, 45-45-90 triangles, 30-60-90 triangles, areas of sectors, and the relationships of segments within, on and outside of a circle."
"This session was spent preparing for her geometry quiz which was supposed to be the following day but the teacher ended up moving it to Friday. The quiz covered sections 10.1-10.4 and focused on circles, properties of circles, arcs, intercepted arcs, chords, area, and circumference. We review each section thoroughly and discussed all of the different theorems, which she had no problem comprehending. We applied them to various practice problems, which she completed on her own for the most part (and then I checked her work). The most challenging problem type in this unit is solving for the area of a circle sector or the length of an arc with a specific central angle and circle radius. At the end of our review, I had the student complete the mid chapter quiz found in the textbook, which she performed very well on. We reviewed all of the problems but I did not have much to correct."
"This is the end of school year for the student and we spent the entire session reviewing and studying for his final exam. We went over every chapter in the text and even touched on a few areas that I hadn't worked with him on before."
"Today is the last time the student and I will meet for Geometry this semester. The student remembers most of his knowledge, but there are some challenging problems that require him to utilize more than single formula. He should go over chapters on Circles, Trigonometry, and the formulas for volumes and areas."
"Worked with the student on preparing for her Geometry final. The teacher didn't give a study guide, so we covered most of chapters 8, 9, 10, and 11, along with a few examples of 12 and 13. We will meet for an hour and a half to finish her studies."
"Today we did some review and then completed half of a past multiple choice section. The student was unsure about topics relating to circle segments so we went over the various rules. He has a bit of trouble visualizing specific shapes when no pictures are given in the problem. Specifically, this is when three-dimensional shapes are explained in words. We are going to finish the exam next time we meet."
"We went through the first page of his review, covering geometric terms, polygons, and parallelograms. He's going to ace his test! He should review the theories so he can be better prepared for proofs."
"I told the student a bit about myself and we got to know each other a bit. We worked on nets and surface area. The student had difficulties remembering the formulas for surface area of some objects, like cones pyramids. We started making flashcards for these. It was also kind of hard for her to visualize surface area for irregular 3d objects."
"We focused on nets, finding the volume and surface area of 3D shapes, breaking down a 3D shape into its constituent 2D shapes, polyhedra and non-polyhedra, and breaking down 2D shapes into smaller shapes. The student was able to work through the problems on her own, and showed strong problem-solving skills."