Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered sections 5.1-5.3 and construction methods for the student's upcoming geometry test. We reviewed the theory and did all of the related exercises from the book. She understands it all very well and is able to complete a problem from beginning to end without much help."
"Today I met the family and we went over the first student's Geometry homework. She seems like an intelligent girl that sets the bar high for herself which is always a good quality to have in a student. I also looked over the second student's admissions test packet that she received from the university. We will begin looking at the test when we meet on Monday."
"We covered Chapter 12, mainly dealing with secants, chords, and tangent lines. We also covered identifying angles and line measures. He did really well with all concepts. I have no concerns about his test on Friday. I left him with a brief review to do Thursday night, mainly to cover the topics that require those equations again. We agreed to meet next Monday at the usual time."
"Covered Section 6.1: Ratios, Proportions, Geometric Mean; Section 6.2: Use Proportions to Solve Geometry Problems; Section 6.3: Use Similar Polygons; Section 6.4: Prove Triangles Similar by AA Theorem. Student did examples from book for each section. I provided study suggestions for Geometry."
"We covered the properties of parallelograms and the umbrellaed shapes such as rhombus, kite, square, and rectangle. This included lengths of diagonals, angle calculations, and side congruencies. The student was not struggling with any one concept specifically. He understood the gist of the material, and only needed help on the more difficult problems. We also covered Biology (osmosis)."
"Yesterday, we began working with geometric means and how to use them to find the lengths of sides and altitudes in right triangles. Though she had some initial difficulties with identifying the parts of the triangle, she was able to confidently work through simplification of radical expressions in solving for missing triangle parts- slowing down and forcing her to focus on each term listed in a question and identify it individually helped a lot there. She had more trouble simplifying fractions with radical expressions, particularly with removing the radical expression from the denominator, but she had that concept down by the end of the session."