Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on a homework handout as well as a textbook assignment involving parallelogram. We reviewed and used the theorem that diagonals of a parallelogram bisect each other, opposite sides of a parallelogram are parallel and congruent, opposite angles are congruent, and adjacent angles are supplementary."
"The student seems to be all caught up with his current assignments, so we went on to problems from his text. Since there is no class Monday, our next meeting time will be Tuesday."
"In today's session we emphasized material that will be on the student's final. We primarily worked on understanding the individual and overlapping properties of the various quadrilaterals (parallelogram, rhombus, trapezoid, square, rectangle) and how those properties might be used in a proof. We also practiced more "always/sometimes/never" questions with concepts she is learning in detail. She has a lot of the information she needs on her note-card that she will be bringing to the final, but has left some space in case she wants to add more after we meet again. It felt overall like a focused and productive session. I told her to continue studying the shapes that she has struggled with, and I will be bringing new material to test her on those shapes to the next meeting."
"Went over isosceles triangles and the postulates associated with them. Then looked at problems testing the "equal sides face equal angles" postulate. Big midterm review coming up. The student seems kind of excited, and her teacher has had positive comments about her recent in-class performance."
"We covered the basic properties of a parallelogram as well as the accompanying theorems proving the umbrellaed shapes (rhombus, square, etc.). The student finished the homework rather quickly, but his focus between problems was split. We also worked on biology covering cell theory."
"The student is learning about transformations in Geometry, including translation, rotation, and reflection. We went through her homework assigned from the textbook and a packet. The student had a solid understanding of the material and only needed help on a few occasions, mainly regarding attention to detail. After reviewing her Geometry homework, we began working on her Chemistry homework packet on acids and bases. It is not due until Friday, so she is certainly working ahead!"
"In preparation for the student's exam, we worked on problems that solved for the volumes and surface areas of: cones, pyramids, cylinders, rectangular prisms, cubes, and spheres. The student was able to go through the problems on her own after we reviewed the formulas for each type of geometrical figure, and created a formula sheet."
"We studied for the student's upcoming test on prisms and pyramids and how to find their surface area and volume. She occasionally confused a couple of the formulas, but overall she did very well on the review packet and should do well on the test."
"We completed problems in the student's review packet related to simplifying exponential functions, rational functions and removing fractional exponents from the denominator. She passed her state administered test in Analytic Geometry. And it appears as though she will pass the fall and spring terms. She made a considerable turn around and should be proud of the progress she made in such a short time period."
"This was my final session with the student for this school year. We prepared for his geometry final the next day. We spent most of the time reviewing the properties of angles and chords in circles. For the last part of the session, we made a review card with all of the important formulas that he would need to know. He will be able to use this review card on the exam, so we determined which formulas were the most difficult to remember and made sure to put those first. The ones that he has a good grasp of were omitted in order to save space."
"The student had completed his 42 item review sheet. We recalled the importance of remembering to answer specifically radius vs. circumference. I think he is quite familiar with the proofs needed, and hopefully he will do very well on the final exam."
"The student has a test on Tuesday, so we worked on her review for that. The review was about symmetry and reflections. We talked about how to break apart images to look at the different parts of symmetry and how to break shapes down to points to make it easier to reflect. She did well in the practice and had a system that worked well for her perfected by the time we finished the review."