Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked together to complete her homework, which was on using exterior angles, supplementary angles, and the sum of angles in triangles to calculate various angles of interest using algebraic expressions/equations where needed. After reviewing the concepts and taking down some additional notes, she was better able to complete the problems. She does best when she is able to draw a diagram to help her best figure out what information is given, what question is being asked, and how to best come up with that answer. Overall she is doing very well with the material."
"The student and I studied for his upcoming assessment which includes the following concepts: writing quadratic equations using the zeroes, factoring polynomials, synthetic division, graphing polynomials, factoring quadratic expressions. I believe that the student has a good understanding and process for answering the questions that he will face."
"The student will have his next exam on Monday so we begin the review of covered topics that include theorem of all quadrilaterals and sample problems related. We also went over his homework which are chapter problems from the book. I would suggest to practice systematic proving i.e., numbering the statements, writing the given information, sketching the given quadrilaterals properly and labeling it completely."
"We covered points of concurrency of triangles and had to review vocab for 30-45 minutes and I had the student create a graphic organizer to help. Then review triangle inequalities to prepare for quiz."
"We worked on a homework worksheet as review for a quiz/test coming up. After that we took a look at his paper and laid out a timeline for him to finish it before it is due, and added in some missing footnotes."
"We covered triangle inequalities and applications of the Pythagorean theorem. The student was struggling most with identifying what sides corresponded to which legs for plugging into the formula. The challenge and extend problems are still difficult for her to visualize. She will do best to continue working through problems and writing her homework up neatly."
"Today the student and I reviewed angles and how to name them and find adjacent angles. We then moved on and talked about theorems, postulates, and how to construct proofs. We went through a few proofs and I asked him to supply the reasons for each step of the proof. Initially he was trying to do too many steps at once as some steps seem self-evident, but I told him that in geometry you have to be rigorous about each logical step, even if it seems obvious. In the end he was able to supply most of the reasons for the steps in the proofs with a little help. Finally we covered complementary, supplementary, and vertical angles. I emphasized that knowing complementary and supplementary angles well would be very important, as they would be the foundation of a lot of concepts to come. We finished by making a proof that vertical angles are congruent. I left him with homework on these concepts of angles and a few proofs missing some steps for him to complete."
"With the student having her test over triangle congruence, classifying triangles, perpendicular bisectors, angle bisectors, and proofs on the next day, we went through her review sheet for this exam together. At first it was a little bit slow due to having to get used to the concepts from 2 or 3 weeks ago, but once we got going, she grasped and remembered the concepts easily and had no problems with the easier questions. I believe that she will do well on this test."
"The student had a quiz coming up the following day and we worked on his review packet to get him as ready as he could be for the quiz. He had stated that math is not his strongest subject and that he also struggled in algebra the previous year. The review work covered proportions, similar triangles, proofs, and solving triangles. We were able to complete the entire packet except for a few problems on solving triangles. The goal is to continue working as much as we can to get him familiar with the concepts he is struggling with moving forward. He does understand a bit of the geometry that he has learned so far, things like theorems and postulates as well as doing the algebra to find angles."
"Covered quiz and test problems again today, dealing with ideas such as the usefulness of triangle congruence, properties of circles and the relation between the two. The student's making very steady progress. There's a lot of material to still cover, but she retains what we work on fairly well, so we don't have to repeat too much material."
"The student seems to be doing well with geometry as the year goes on. She leads the way answering questions more often than she used to, a positive sign after all the work she's been putting in. Whether it is using knowledge of lines, triangles, or their relationships, all of which we covered during the session, she is using the concepts more comfortably than ever."
"The student made up her quiz for 4.1 to 4.3 and felt fairly confident about it. Today we covered sections 4.4 to 4.6 and I asked her to complete practice problems to prepare for the other make-up quiz tomorrow. She feels fairly confident with the new material as well so hopefully the quiz goes well for her. She also has to make up Chapter 4 test on Tuesday so we will be meeting on Monday for a chapter review."