Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We spent our time working through chapter 11 vocabulary, as well as the mid-chapter test for chapter 11. The student was able to remain on focus and work well through the content of the evening."
"This session covered a review for the student's final exam in geometry. We covered topics from early in the course such as setting up proofs as a refresher for the student. The student's final is tomorrow--Good Luck!"
"Today the student and I began going over chapter one in the geometry book. The student knew almost all of the material in chapter one, which covered lines and angles. The only concept he was unsure of was what the distance formula was. He did however know how to use the formula which was great! After doing a few practice problems in the chapter one test, which he answered correctly, we moved on to chapter three. I decided that to skip going over chapter two for now as it covers proofs and theorems. I think that this summer it is more important to focus on the actual mathematical concepts presented in the book and think it will be more beneficial to leave the chapter on proofs until school starts when he will be able to learn it from his geometry teacher as well. Chapter three covers angles and parallel/perpendicular lines. Today he and I covered the definitions of alternate interior/exterior angles, consecutive angles, and corresponding angles. He initially had some difficulty identifying these diagrams in a question in which a figure was depicted but after some practice seemed to get the hang of it. We then used these definitions to go over congruent angle postulates covering alternate interior angles, alternate exterior angles, and corresponding angles."
"We reviewed for the student's upcoming geometry final. We focused on material involving tangent and secant lines to a circle. We identified theorems that would need to be memorized and discussed strategies for memorizing/studying the material."
"Today we covered the relationship between circumference & area, Arc length & central angle, similarity, congruency, sin/cos/tan, sin of one angle is the cos of the other and angle of elevation/depression."
"Today, the student did not have any homework to work on, so we jumped right into review material. To start, we reviewed terms that she would need to be familiar with for the upcoming problems, including vertical angles, supplementary and complementary, linear pair, angle bisector, and right angle. We also talked about how to name angles. Next, we worked through a variety of problems involving solving for angle measures. These problems required a review of algebra skills as well. I believe she improved on the problems as we progressed through them. I appreciate her participation and willingness to ask questions."