Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on problems pertaining to a section on slopes of parallel and perpendicular lines in addition to any past material for an upcoming test. He seemed to pick up the material pretty well after I showed him how to do a few problems. The rest of the exercises from different sections of the chapter were just review for him, so he was doing well with those. As he did the problems, I monitored how he did the work and made sure he was focused."
"The next section dealt with proving congruency of like triangles and the hypotenuse and leg rule. He is really good with proofs, so while there were some questions about solving for like sides, there was no trouble with the conceptual exercises. We also focused on the Pythagorean theorem, explaining the c^2=a^2+b^2 formula and relating it to proving congruent triangles."
"This was a good session with the student. From there we went over some of the proofs that she was given in class and worked on strategies on how to do them as well as make some of her own."
"I assisted her in understanding geometric proofs such as co-linear, corresponding angles, supplementary angles, opposite interior, opposite exterior, etc. We went over her past homework and quizzes. I explained all of her errors and showed her how to correct her answers."
"The student is working on a retake of her last test, which was over relationships with segments in triangles. She had a study guide she was working through. She could use a little work on memorizing the distance and midpoint formula, and what the different segments in the triangle are, like altitude, median, perpendicular bisector. The only parts that I had to coach her through was how to determine if 3 lengths form a triangle, how to determine possibilities for the 3rd side of a triangle, and writing equations for the altitude, perpendicular bisector, and median in coordinate geometry. She responded well to these and seemed to process this."
"We worked on the homework she had missed. We went over Pythagorean relationships in triangles. We also worked on special triangles. By the end of the session she was doing really well and could do most the problems on her own without any help. She did really well with the word problems and had no issues with attention to detail."
"The student and I finished her homework (angles and triangles) and then reviewed the concepts further in preparation for a possible test in the near future. There were a few times when she got confused, but she seemed to generally understand everything by the end of the session. As always, I recommend extra practice (which can only better her understanding). She did a great job!"
"Today session with the student went really well. We spent our entire time working on a homework assignment which was a logic based problem. He was able to complete the last half on his own which was good to see. He is doing much better and is remembering things."
"The student and I went over her chapter 4 test during today's session. We primarily focused on the overlapping congruent triangle problems. These are the most difficult for her, but I have seen her skills improve with these kinds of problems as the weeks have progressed. We had a few minutes left at the end of the session, so we reviewed her class notes and homework for chapter 3."
"The students and I worked on their homework assignments from their textbook. It was over triangle congruence and classifying them based on what postulates we were using. They corresponded to what characteristics could be used to determine if two triangles were congruent or not. These questions were mostly easy in terms of the math but were a little tricky in terms of the wording required to answer them."
"For this lesson, the student and I worked through triangle inequalities, third side of a triangle, and geometric points of concurrency (midsegment, medians, altitudes, angle bisectors, perpendicular bisectors, incenter, orthocenter, circumcenter, centroid, etc.)."
"The student and I went through properties and attributes of triangles, and indirect proofs and inequalities in 1 triangle. There were also problems dealing with ranges and probabilities associated with triangle edge lengths. She had a comprehensive homework sheet of many problems which we went through. We started to go over a second set of homework problems, but did not have time to complete all of them, but the student felt she knew the problems well enough to complete the rest."