Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The majority of the session was 8.1 and 8.2, quadrilaterals and parallelograms. The student had a quiz the following day over these sections, so we made sure he adequately understood the material. The last portion of the session was 8.1-8.5, which covered trapezoids, kites, and properties of squares and rectangles. We covered this material before it was covered in class because he will have a quiz over this material before our next meeting. The student confused some of the equations, and used the wrong number for solving for interior angles. When I pointed this out, he immediately recognized his mistakes."
"The student and I studied assigned problems. He expects to have his third test next Thursday, the final test of the quarter."
"The student and I worked through a review sheet for her exam. We practiced graphing four-sided figures and using the distance formula, slope formula, and midpoint formula to define the shape using the properties of the shapes such as parallel and perpendicular sides, congruent and perpendicular diagonals, etc. We also worked through some word problems using the same tools."
"Today was our first session of "proof bootcamp". The student is doing well in all aspects of geometry. I brought in several examples from the exam review cite and she did very well in all of them once she understood the terminologies with reinforcement. She is definitely making quick improvements in this material with 90-minute proof exposure time."
"The student did great! She really blew me out of the water at this last session. She is definitely improving. She seems like she is really grasping the major concepts of this unit. She has clearly improved. I hope it was encouraging, and I hope her grades reflect it, because she deserves a pat on the back! She works so consistently in our sessions and I am glad to see obvious improvement and I think she is encouraged by it as well."
"The student wanted extra practice with constructions so we spent the first half of the session going over and practicing the basic ones (line segments, angles, angle bisectors, perpendicular and parallel lines) together. She seemed to gain a lot of confidence and by the end had no problem doing slightly more complicated constructions by herself. We then started working through the semester review packet. She had a good grasp of the material and of how to tackle problems. We did some extra review of transformations, especially rotations and how to write function rules."