Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I talked about similar triangle and how their angles relate. Her practice problems gave her two similar triangle with different angles labeled with equations x and asked her to solve for x. We talked about how we could add those angles together and set it equal to 180 degrees because of how similar triangle angles stay the same. She and I also talked about how to work with polynomials and foil/factor them. Her practice problem was a triangle comparing side lengths that required polynomials after cross multiplying. I went through the problem with her and gave her a bunch of steps to follow that would lead her to set up the polynomial and eventually solve it. I advised her to redo practice problem in order to study as usual."
"We reviewed the whole chapter of quadrilaterals for her test, including rectangles, squares, rhombi, trapezoids, and parallelograms. The student felt pretty confident that she understood everything and just needed to make sure that she reviewed the quadrilateral properties again before the test. I suggested that she take notes on the properties for each quadrilateral to help her distinguish the properties."
"During the session we worked through some lessons that the student had missed in class. Then we went to the textbook and worked on a few examples. We were primarily dealing with logical reasoning, geometric proofs, and basic geometric theorems, which we seem to have made progress on. While working through his homework he seemed to get a better grasp on the material as we continued. We also talked about the best way to start a problem when it looks difficult. We will continue to work on this next session."
"We reviewed material on polygons and the formulas that allow us to solve for sides, interior and exterior angles. The student worked mostly on recalling the formulas required to solve certain problems and strategic problem solving. We discussed ways in which he can study and practice for the class. He can easily be motivated which makes working with him during each session smooth and fun."
"The student had homework about proving congruent triangles. He was able to learn the theorem and answer all of the problems. He seems to forget some concepts easily, but he knows what to do even when I vary the approach of the questions. Taking notes will help."
"We worked on problems and I saw she was not having any issues solving them. I am going to make her a worksheet in accordance to her homework assignments. I will email it to her and she will send me the answers by Sunday night, and we will review it next Tuesday."