Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has a test over chapter 7, which covers similar polygons. We reviewed by going over each section of the chapter and doing sample problems. We then focused on trouble areas and extra practice on solving quadratic equations."
"I met the student to review for his upcoming test on triangles and circles. We went over some of the problem sets, re-doing some of the problems he'd already proved to see if his understanding and mental organization of the geometric theorems was mastered. He is doing excellent work."
"I worked with the student on his angle/slope graphing homework. He has not received his last chapter test back yet, although he feels that he did well."
"I assisted the student with his geometry homework, which consisted of analyzing special quadrilaterals. He had to determine whether certain quadrilaterals were rhombuses, squares, rectangles or parallelograms and explain why. After I walked him through some examples he was able to answer correctly all of the problems."
"We reviewed the material for the student's upcoming test. The student had received a topic sheet from her teacher but not a review sheet. We completed any blank problems that she had related to the topic. I found pages in her textbook that she could use as a reference."
"We reviewed for his test covering probabilities. He's having a harder time with probabilities because the visual aids don't seem to be helping him much. We covered creating "trees" for creating possible outcomes and Venn diagrams for sample spaces which he still had some troubles getting the probability of an outcome when looking at either of the diagrams. He was able to explain the concepts to me by the end of the session, therefore he will do fine on his test if he is able to apply what he learned."
"Today, the student and I got acquainted and discussed the subjects to be covered in the sessions. We did some review work for her upcoming test in geometry. Primarily, we worked on using proportions on similar triangles to solve for unknowns. I will be bringing a few notes for the student at the next session that I hope will help to clarify some issues for her."
"Today we covered geometric mean and its application in similar triangles. Her teacher did not explain what geometric mean actually meant, so we covered the difference between additive and multiplicative (geometric) mean and why it applies to similar triangles. We spent the rest of the time on practice problems. Strategies discussed included setting up triangles to view them easier, correct labeling, and how to find the useful proportions for a given set of unknowns. Student showed great progress over the course of the lesson and was giving me answers without hesitation by the end"
"The student and I started the new module, which concentrates on writing out full proofs. This isn't something she's tackled before, so it will definitely be one of our more challenging sections. I went through the major angle and parallel transversals with her today, but we will need to pick up the pace next week."
"Today's session with the student went well. We focused on his homework for chapter 7, sections 2 and 3. His only new score was his last exam. I will look it over so that we can talk about it at our next session. No new concerns at this time."
"The student and I reviewed geometry worksheets that she would be quizzed on throughout the year. She sent me her worksheets ahead of time so that we would both be prepared. We worked on trig ratios and finding unknowns of triangles including angles and side lengths. I showed her the rules for SOH CAH TOA as well as the a^2 + b^2 = c^2 that could be used to find unknown angles as well as lengths of sides of a triangle. The online session went well, and I feel I was able to help her be a little more confident with the material!"
"We covered congruent triangles and the theorems ASA, SAS, ASA and SSS. At first the student was having a hard time, but he was able to understand it at the end. He can now name the angles and triangles. I would suggest that he take notes during class or tutoring so he can remember."