Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student did her geometry homework, which consisted of using multiple theorems to determine how to calculate the area of a quadrilateral inside a circle. Then we reviewed her notes and made sure she understood the theorems she learned in class."
"We reviewed the student's geometry homework, a packet on area, perimeter, and circumference of parallelograms, quadrilaterals, circles, etc. She found most of this assignment to be easy. We talked about creating a more balanced study/homework schedule as she will have increased demands on her time."
"The student was preparing for an upcoming test which covers corresponding, vertical, adjacent, supplementary, alternate interior, and alternate exterior angles. He also had learned the concept of skew lines and bisecting an angle since our last session. We discussed his review packet for the test. We reviewed skew lines and the determining the measure of an angle topics and did several practice sets until he got a perfect score. For the measurement of angles we reviewed the definitions of each of the angles first, and then we put numbers to each of them. It really seemed helpful to the student to first define each set of angles and then to find the measurement."
"We did some geometry review. Then we went to calculation of midpoints on a coordinate plane. Special properties of quadrilaterals was the focus of the chapter he was on and we did some practice with that as well."
"Finished an assessment of the previous chapter (effectively a review). Transmutation: Translation, Rotation and Reflection, how to determine points of a triangle/parallelogram with a coordinate system, and how to draw a parallelogram in a coordinate system given three points."
"The student and I completed the review packet for his upcoming final. We worked on surface area, perimeter, volume and area of the base of various solids: cones, pentagonal pyramid, square pyramid, cylinder. He also calculated the volume of a solid with missing area as well as applied the sum of the interior angles formula."
"We went over the same material as in our last session. We finished making flashcards for the surface area formulas and I quizzed the student on them. She was still having difficulties with visualizing irregular 3d objects, so I used a water bottle label, an orange, and a pear as examples. We made an analogy between whole oranges (only the skin), and cut oranges (with exposed flesh), and whole spheres (4-pi-r-squared), and hemispheres (4pi-r-squared-.5 + area of the new side - a circle). This seemed helpful."
"The student and I worked on his take home exam for geometry today. It continued to cover surface area, lateral area, and volume of specific solids such as spheres, cylinders, and pyramids. The student has a strong handle on these calculations. With more practice, he will do well."
"Reviewed the last test that the student took, on circles and parts of circles. I'll meet Ben 2 more times before his final next week."
"Today we reviewed chapter 7. Our review included lines of symmetry, using a compass to create geometrical shapes, 3-dimensional shapes, and general understanding of basic geometry."
"The student ended up getting a B on his physics exam, which is an improvement over his past few results. His grades have been slowly improving. I met with him yesterday, but he didn't have anything from his classes to work on. We spent an hour and a half going over geometry problems, but he is already quite good at math. We wrapped up the session early, and we'll go over more physics next time."
"We went over a final review of the student's Geometry work in preparation for his upcoming test. We went over the entire review sheet and supplemented extra problems from each chapter covered, such as triangle inequalities, trig, circles, volume and area. The student seemed to understand the material covered very well."