Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on the first in a series of packets reviewing for her upcoming geometry final. We worked on midpoint and distance formulas, and wrote equations of lines in standard form, slope-intercept form, and point-slope form. We proved whether various polygons were similar/congruent based on the length of the sides and the angles."
"We went over the student's practice problems in preparation for her upcoming geometry test. The material we covered mostly involved triangle congruence theorems. I gave the student a framework for how to solve complicated proofs with the theorems she had so far. We did a heavy number of practice problems for the review and I came up with a few extra examples for the student to do. The student seems very well-prepared for her test."
"The student and I studied for her final today. We went over several old tests and practiced quite a few proofs. She could use a bit more practice, but she was definitely doing better by the end of the session! Good job!!"
"The student and I started today's session by me quizzing him the geometrical shapes we've been studying. He was able to reply successfully however did not remember every characteristic so we did some reviewing to refresh his memory. We then started going over his Chapter 6 quiz on which he did not do well. We went over every missed question (total of 12). He was able to correct most of his mistakes now. Working with him last week, he did not understand the material; therefore, he had to guess the answer. We then started on the final exam review and will continue to work on it the rest of this week before his final exam on Friday."
"The student and I continued working through geometry concepts to prepare her for her final exam on Wednesday. We discussed the perpendicular transversal theorem, which is a mouthful to remember but important to have a solid understanding of. We went over how this should be applied when solving proofs. We also continued looking at triangles given an angle, and used the theorems learned in previous chapters to develop relationships from one angle to another. By the end of the session, she was more confident in solving triangles using all of the concepts learned throughout the semester."
"Today we reviewed the student's current homework packet, which is dealing with using substitution method for solving equations. She is doing very well in her new class and is enjoying it quite a bit. She understood the materials in her homework packet and was doing them without much help."
"We went over the student's Chapter 2 exam. Her teacher allows for regrades so we reworked the problems that she had missed as well as looked over the exam as a whole. She did well on the exam and demonstrated her knowledge of proofs and conditional statements. For the last 10 minutes of the session we went over some of her Chapter 4 material and I answered several quick questions about triangles."
"Today we reviewed chapter 3 (lines and angles) for the student's upcoming test. She didn't have any specific problems with the content so we just reviewed the chapter working problems as we went. We also covered factoring at the end of the session and I left her with a step by step outline of how to factor equations of the form ax^2+bx+c."
"We talked about the basics of sine and cosine as functions and their origins. We also practiced a number of proofs around circles, primarily noticing that drawing inscribed triangles makes proving elements much easier. I left the student with a number of practices, focusing on slowing down and being more deliberate with homework, with the goal that when he takes important tests he will be better at checking his work quickly."
"We worked through the student's worksheet of problems on the new topics covered in the course. These concepts included median lines, altitudes, and overlapping triangles, among others. The way the course works is everything that is learned builds upon previous concepts, and so they started from the very beginning and it is getting exponentially more complex as they learn more advanced concepts. He seems to be on top of the material and keeping up quite well."
"Thorough review of chapter 2 in preparation for upcoming test. Overview of topics punctuated by short verbal "quizzes" and examples."
"This was the first session with the student. We talked at the beginning to get a feel for the class, his work, and what kind of student he was. After that we did work for a quiz he had coming up. We specifically went over homework regarding triangle theorems: SSS, SSA, etc. He shows a good grasp of this area; he was very sharp with the logic and getting to the answers."