Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed various terms of triangles in preparation for his vocabulary exam next week. We covered angle bisector, perpendicular bisector, congruent sides, and congruent angles. He proved his understanding of the terms by drawing triangles, and illustrating each term. He then started describing the congruency of segments and angles to me. In our upcoming sessions, we will review his vocabulary and continue reviewing cell membranes in biology."
"Chapter 6: ratios, proportions, geometric mean, similar polygons, using scale factor, problem solving. Did homework in advance."
"The student and I practiced geometric proofs for her quiz tomorrow. We covered proofs using complementary and supplementary angles. In physics we covered converging and diverging lenses."
"We talked about a few physics concepts: when forces are balanced and what that means and the intuition of what Newton's Third Law means. We also discussed a lab experiment and report and how to interpret findings from a physics perspective. We spent most of the session on deductive geometric proofs. The student showed much improvement over the course of this lesson and was able to answer most questions with a little guidance."
"We had a good session today! We went over an essay that the student is writing for a group project for class, edited it together, and went over how to cite pages from a book. We also reviewed punctuation. She is doing really well, and had a lot of thoughtful edits. We also went through her Geometry homework together (which she is doing very well with) and went through her Chemistry homework. She was struggling somewhat with the concepts in Chemistry, but we went through the homework problems one by one, and by the end, she was completing problems on her own."
"The student finished her geometry homework, began reviewing again for chem test. We covered some on Lewis dot structures and did a few examples. She said she had yet to do them in class, though they are on the sheet for the test on Wednesday. She still has a lot to cover before the test, so I will be in touch with her mother about trying to fit in another session."