Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"He has a test tomorrow on similar triangles and proportions. We went through his review sheet together and he did most of it on his own with little help from me. He understood the concepts and only had a few algebraic errors."
"Today we worked through different techniques and theorems for proving triangle similarity. While going over problems in his packet, student seemed to do pretty well after he got down the basic concepts and prerequisite material. I would encourage him to re-review the information from the chapter before attempting to dive into the problems so it is fresh in his head and he has a good starting point."
"He retook a test today and was reviewing with me how he did (he was very confident of his success. He was detailing problems and how he successfully solved them). He has another test tomorrow on the use of the Pythagorean Theorem, including in 3-dimensions. We reviewed possible test problems and practiced the setup and resolution of more involved Pythagorean problems. He sometimes wants to break up the square root of multiple items on one side of an equation, which is not correct, so I asked whether the most basic resolution of the Pythagorean Theorem, resolved for a single variable, was the same method and result as what he had done with the problem at hand. He quickly realized his mistake and was able to fix it."
"He is having some trouble with triangle proofs, so we spent the session trying out a different method to approach them as well as numerous practice problems. While he still needs to practice on his own, he had a much better handle on them and was able to work through most of them with some assistance. I worked with him to try and identify what is given to us then figure out by elimination which triangle theorem to use."
"In preparation for his math exam tomorrow, we reviewed calculating the area for different geometric shapes, including circle, triangle, square, rectangle, and trapezoid."
"The student and I reviewed for his upcoming test on Friday. Upon reviewing with him, it became clear to me that he knows the equations for SOHCOATOA and Pythagorean Theorem. He needs more problems using those equations before his test on Friday. He told me that since the last tutor sessions, he understands finding the lengths for trapezoids and other shapes and so I will quiz him over those topics the next sessions. I stressed to him knowing the difference between a 45-45-90 triangle vs a 30-60-90 triangle as far as how to calculate lengths."
"The student is currently working on area problems involving composite figures. We worked through her homework assignments. We finished with 20 minutes to spare, so we reviewed areas of concern for her over the last six-week period. She appeared to be comfortable with all the areas of previous concern. We ended the session with the relation of secants and tangents to infinitesimals."
"The student's class has started covering reflective coordinates and there was an assigned homework packet that we went over. The material involves a lot of coordinate geometry and I am seeing serious improvement in his x,y coordinate plotting compared to the previous semester. Overall, he seems to have a solid understanding of reflective geometry and is prepared for the upcoming classwork."
"I worked with Student 1 on his homework (pg. 401 #1-5 and pg. 429 #1, 4-9, 18); he has scored 92% on his last two chapter tests and has an upcoming quiz (2/19) on chapter 9.1 through 9.5. I worked with Student 2 on his tangent worksheet homework. Both boys are much more confident in their ability to problem solve Geometric concepts, I showed Student 2 how to use the acronym SOHCAHTOA for use with his trigonometry-based content."
"We covered reduced Pythagorean triangles. Student had a very solid grasp of the subject and was able to complete the assignment with ease and confidence. Student is extremely well organized and has a good sense of space and time. She is conscious of preparing the work space, and has a good feel for the amount of time it should take to complete an assignment. Overall, the student's confidence and ability in the subject seems to be increasing."
"The student and I went over the concept of the measures of interior and exterior angles of polygons and worked through a homework assignment involving the concept. He seems to have mastered this concept."
"The student is still awaiting his most recent test score, which will give us an idea of what grade he has overall in his class. This session we worked on a new concept for him, lateral area and surface area of prisms. We worked on and completed his homework assignment. During the assignment, I showed him how to find the parts of the figure that he needed to input into the equation to find lateral and or surface area of each object. He felt very comfortable with the concept and stated that he understood what to do."