Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on her homework and started studying for her final next week. We explored a couple of new topics and tackled a "blank information" area. She did a great job!!!"
"We did some final reviews to make sure he had equations and formulas memorized. He did well with those."
"The student and I went through the extensive section on angles related to circles and talked through full solutions of the accompanying homework problems. She picked up on the concepts well. We talked through some strategies for these problems and the section in general, including frequent review of the large amount of vocabulary and theorems. We then spent the last 15 minutes on a worksheet from the previous section; these were problems that involved complicated general strategies that I advised her to hold on to it as important study material for the test."
"The student worked on homework that covered the properties of equality and congruence, definition of congruence, reflexive, transitive, symmetric properties, segment addition postulate, angle addition postulate, distributive property. He put all of those properties and postulates to use doing column proofs, actually proving the segment addition and angle addition properties."
"We got right into the problem I gave her to work on over the week when she arrived. She had a good set up, properly plugging in the variable terms into the Pythagorean theorem. We finished the rest of it together, with the student needing a lot of guidance to complete the quadratic aspect of the process. I will continue to find ways to keep working on this skill without sacrificing progress in other areas. She then showed me what she was working on in her studies and it was apparent that she was handling it very well so we moved on to the geometry I had planned for the day. When I mentioned we were going to work on parallel lines cut by a transversal, She registered the idea as familiar. As we moved through the basics of the relationships among angles at the intersection of two lines, she readily recognized and remembered which pairs of angles were equal and supplementary. When we got to the point where it was a full set up of two parallel lines and a transversal, and she readily recognized that the intersections were identical and made up of four pairs of corresponding angles. I then set up a triangle that I broke into four congruent triangles by bisecting all the sides and had her apply the ideas of the parallel lines and transversal in a more genuine geometric context. While she readily recognized which angles were corresponding by intuition, having her see where the parallel lines were and where the demonstrably equal angle pairs were was more of a challenge. I left her with a problem that combines the right triangle work from our previous session with the similar triangle work from today."
"We covered conditional statements and then did an overview of deductive and inductive reasoning. The student seemed to understand all the concepts well."