Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Covered proofs regarding congruence of triangles, sides, and angles. Student is very adept. Helped her develop tricks to take apart problems."
"For this session, the student and I worked on transversals of two lines. I first began by helping him solidify his understanding of what makes a line parallel to another line and what skew lines are. We spent about 15 minutes or so quickly working through problems that gradually increased in difficulty. After I felt that he had a good grasp of this concept, so we moved on to discussing how to identify the various types of angles that come about when two lines are crossed by a transversal. Such angles include complementary, alternate interior, and same-side angles. Once again, I provided him with practice problems that tested his level of understanding. Towards the end of the session, we attempted to tackle proofs and logical thinking. Here, he struggled with using transitivity to prove geometrical concepts so we will spend a greater portion of next session working on what postulates are and how to develop logical thinking for geometry. This is one of the most challenging aspects of geometry so I will do my best to prepare him."
"We completed geometry homework on solving missing angles using given information and theorems. Also worked on 2 biology packets involving photosynthesis and cell respiration."
"The student and I worked on her homework on proofs. It was all proofs on congruency of triangles, and I thought she did an excellent job with the proofs. She listed out the statements and reasons in a logical manner and didn't have any issues filling in any steps. She did have difficulty remembering the different congruence theorems and the reason we use to prove if congruence parts are congruent (CPCTC). At the end of the lesson, we did some more practice problems, and I asked her to list all the congruence theorems and what information we need for each congruence theorem. She only had trouble with knowing the difference between AAS and ASA, but I went over it, and she understood it better. Overall, she did a great job with this topic and is good at doing proofs of congruent triangles."
"The student and I worked on her new chapter, which involved proportions, geometric means, and other related problems. We also worked ahead on her next chapter, which involved similar shapes. She has been breezing through these chapters!"
"The student has a test in geometry, so he worked through the homework he had, then we did review problems. He has practice with proofs, so he just has to apply the rules he knows to the new material."