Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I studied for her upcoming math exam which will cover various methods for solving quadratic equations (factoring, squaring rooting, the quadratic formula). She has a clear process for answering each problem type."
"This session was split between Geometry and Spanish. In Geometry, we continued working on proofs and congruence of triangles. This session showed more of the struggle with being able to properly name an angle vs a line segment, and as a result I will be creating some extra practice for him to work through next week. In Spanish, we covered indefinite vs definite articles, masculine/feminine, and conjugating 'ser'. This will be another area for me to look into options for extra practice next week."
"The student and I met for the first time. We reviewed material for her test in Geometry on Thursday. We discussed conditionals, theorems, and congruent angles. She was a little unclear with the concepts of syllogism and detachment while working on theorems--we will revisit this in future sessions. She did well in our session and, hopefully, executed well the next day on her test."
"In this session, we covered the use of a compass to perform functions that students would typically need a protractor for. The idea was to help students visualize angles as portions of circles, and to understand the relationships between circles with constant radii and angles."
"The student has a test on circle arcs and inscribed angles, central angles, and plotting a circle on a graph given its equation. She seemed very prepared for this at the end of the session. We also went over a quiz that she had and the mistakes she made with that. I didn't want to spend a lot of time on those topics, because her class has moved on and her test is on circles."
"Today the student worked on identifying pertinent information to solve word problems. He also solved word problems dealing with the identification of angle relationships."
"This was my first session with the student. I think it went very well. The subject is geometry, but we started with a section on introductory logic and truth tables. It took him a minute to get the hang of it, but once something clicked for him, he completely understood it. Tomorrow, he is starts the first section of chapter 2, so we spent the rest of the session previewing the chapter because he wants to stay ahead. We breezed through the entire chapter, reading the new concepts and definitions that were introduced, and looking example and practice problems. These were quite basic, introductory topics, and he knows it will get harder, but it's a great sign he found them so intuitive. I could tell by the end of the session he felt pleased with how much we accomplished, and I sensed an increase in confidence in his ability."
"I assisted the student with his geometry homework. He did not do well on his last test, so he dropped out of Pre-AP. He found it very difficult. During this session, he found the homework to be quite easy. On some of it, he commented that it was too easy. Still, I found mistakes that he occasionally made, and pointed these out to him, and verified that he was doing his work correctly."
"We reviewed topics from previous weeks working on several problems. The student is getting more consistent with his performance. We began reviewing for his make-up test for algebra as well which is going to require a good deal of practice for the student to make sure he passes."
"The student and I covered rotations, reflections, and translations of figures in Euclidean space. The student encountered the most difficulty with precisely rotating figures, but was doing much better once we had worked through several examples. He also had a little difficulty recognizing which type of transformation a figure underwent, but he also improved in this area by the end of the session. Overall, he was much more comfortable explaining and performing these transformations."
"The student was working on angles in triangles. She needed help on only 2 of her homework problems. Each problem dealt with two triangles connected at a point and needed to use alternate interior angles to figure out a missing value. Since that was what she had struggled with last time, we continued to work on those special angle relationships. She performed better with those than last time."
"Today we went over congruent angles. He didn't have much problems initially until he had to describe what to do in words. He mostly had trouble with the definition of complementary and supplementary angles. At each problem I quizzed him on these two angles. I even wrote out definitions of each on a piece of paper for him to review."