Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"For this session, we went through similarity and proportions in polygons. The student seemed to understand the concept by identifying corresponding sides and angles. In addition, we began reviewing concepts for his midterm (medians, centroid, perpendicular bisector). For the next session, he will identify topics that he would like to focus our sessions on for his midterm in 2 weeks."
"First session together. We worked on a lot of the material that will be on the final exam. That material included properties to proof congruent triangles, midpoint analysis, reflective images, complementary/supplementary angles, exterior/interior angles, trapezoids and other quadrilaterals. The student was well prepared and was a pleasure to work with. I also gave him a quick quiz on two proofs and he aced it."
"We mostly studied geometry but she did have a question on a problem from her physics homework involving free-body diagrams. We reviewed parallel lines and theorems related to parallel lines, as well as some theorems related to triangles. We practiced a few problems from a worksheet she had, in which she needed to find the values of various angles based on how they relate to a given angle. She understood the concepts well enough to be able to find almost all of the angles."
"The student had a couple of geometry assignment he wanted to work on during our session. I helped him get a jump start on a quilt assessment review project, in which he had to present geometry concepts on a piece of paper that his class was later going to put together as a geometry quilt for a math review. We also worked on a worksheet dealing with the use of special triangles (45-45 and 30-60) and using them to calculate unknown lengths of triangles. I find that repetition is the best method for him to understand the concept and urged him to continue practicing outside of our tutoring sessions."
"It was good to get back to teaching the student after winter break. We worked on radicals and rational exponents and converting between the two. She at first had trouble when there were multiple variables involved or when you had to combine multiple terms into a single term, but we were able to break it down step-by-step and make things work. I think that the key for her to see more success (and this applies to most students) is to be more organized and put in a little bit a time everyday to make sure she can do at least one problem from each section."
"We covered all the topics on the review sheet given for the midterm exam. She seemed to understand all the vocabulary given and was confident that she could answer problems on those topics."