Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We discussed factoring, FOIL-ing, and the quadratic equation. We also discussed 4.3 and 4.4 in her book, which involved perpendicular bisectors and right angles."
"Good lesson, got to know each other, and began working through the work. The student is smart and capable, and none of this material is beyond her current capabilities for understanding. With English or humanities courses, she can probably get away with riding on her own natural talents and understandings, the math muddles her more. However, she just needs to remind herself that an increase in rigor will get a correlating increase in results. A large part of our work together will simply be an instrumentation of this rigor, along with the communication tools necessary to increase Irene's self-understanding of her work."
"The student did the homework assigned for tomorrow as well as homework due Monday. Concepts included similarity statements with circles and other shapes, ratios from scaling polygons, and SOHCAHTOA."
"I covered similar triangle proofs with the student today, since that was a new topic she was covering in class. We went over several homework problems before recapping the previous topic of quadrilateral proofs. I gave her a worksheet and timed her. She understands the older topics conceptually, yet she takes some time to write it all down. I will work with her on getting into the habit of conveying thoughts and writing things down on paper faster."
"The student and I worked on his review for his midterm. He is good with computing answers once the problem is set up but sometimes needs help with the process of setting the problem. Once he practices a few problems, he feels comfortable."
"The student has shown tremendous improvements in geometry. We reviewed for the exam he will be having when he gets back from the break, and he was able to do most of the questions. He still needs to practice proofs and the logic of how to approach proofs. He is still struggling in Spanish so he needs to practice memorizing vocabulary."