Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went through the student's Biology homework on meiosis. She grasped the material quite well. Then we went through her Geometry homework on incenters and circumcenters. She had a much better grasp of this than last week, and I was impressed."
"During our session today, the student did homework she was assigned. The problems primarily focused on altitudes and their properties. We also went back to chapters which focused on medians and their properties. She was able to work through them using logic to derive conclusions about altitudes and medians. We will continue to practice these during our next session. A lot of the properties and theorems connect with each other. The student is showing growth in her knowledge of triangles."
"We reviewed the questions he missed on his last test and began reviewing for his semester final, beginning with basic concepts (coplanar points, etc.). I assigned him to complete the rest of the review packet in advance of our next session."
"We reviewed for her geometry "mini-final". We did a lot of practice problems from study guides and homework sheets she had in the past. She understands the proofs well when we walk through them and I explain the reasoning behind them, but sometimes has trouble making the necessary conclusions herself. We also went over logical statements which she also seems to understand well when explained but sometimes gets confused about how to convert into a conditional form. She did understand the logic better though as we worked through more examples and explanations."
"The student is preparing for a Geometry test. She's working on properties of parallelograms and trapezoids. In class she learned about Z and F properties (alternate and corresponding angles) but occasionally forgets that parallel lines are necessary for the Z or F properties to be used. In order to explain this, we did a series of proofs proving the lines must be parallel."
"Today's session with the student went well. We focused on his new homework. We did some extra problems verbally.
No new concerns at this time."
No new concerns at this time."
"The student and I continued reviewing quadrilaterals. We specifically covered sections on rhombuses, parallelograms, and trapezoids and how to calculate area, perimeter, and interior angles. He is improving, but needs to continue focusing on drawing figures for problems and writing down equations to help him visualize."
"We covered new concepts including the Triangle Inequality Theorem, finding the sum of angle measures of an n-sided polygon, regular polygons, and exterior angles of polygons. We also had to review circumcenter vs. orthocenter of triangles."
"I spent part of this session outlining a plan of attack with the student regarding his chemistry class. If he were to combine his level of content understanding along with a greater diligence in completing lab/in class materials, his grade will climb at least 10%. Most laboratory assignments and in class worksheets are built into class curricula to provide 'grading fluff' as teachers anticipate lower exam averages in the more difficult science courses. That being said, I believe the student will take full advantage of these assignments moving forward. He seemed quite motivated after we sat down and outlined everything in clear objective fashion. We also spent time reviewing his geometry exam on proofs."
"We reviewed more for her exam this afternoon. We went over how to find the equation of a line from two points and how to find the intersection of that line with a perpendicular line. We reviewed the correct method to perform a glide reflection. We also did some practice problems on rotational symmetry. I believe that she will be successful on her exam because she has demonstrated to me that she does understand the concepts."
"The student had many things for us to accomplish together. We completed two modules together, which included writing out two different assignments on graph paper. We completed a quiz together, and the only question he got wrong was the question that he didn't take the time to actually write out on paper, so we learned a lesson that he has to slow down and take his time on those quizzes."
"The student and I continued working on his project. We started going over the sketch in marker and we typed up the names of the roads and buildings, printed them out and pasted them on the correct positions on the board. We then found pictures of the various buildings to paste on the board as well."