Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student had difficulty applying the concept that internal angles of a triangle add up to 180 degrees and supplemental angles add up to 180 degrees. She learned this concept in school, and yet seemed puzzled. I helped her understand the idea by going through multiple problems today. I also came up with example questions on my own to help her apply the knowledge. We will need to revisit the concept next week."
"Today, we worked on congruent triangles. Specifically, we worked on how to write two column proofs with congruent triangles. I worked with both students on how to go about writing two column proofs, showing them the proper order and notation to use. I also gave them hints and helpful ideas on how to color code diagrams to make it easier to find congruent triangles. Lastly, I reviewed their old quizzes with them, reviewing the mistakes that they made so that they don't make similar errors again."
"The student and I reviewed proofs, finding missing lengths and angles, and basic understanding of geometry terms. She is always positive and a pleasure to tutor. She is engaged and provides me with her undivided attention, which is appreciated. To assist with her understanding of proofs, I suggested she keep practicing terms and continuing doing proofs to improve her understanding of how to draw conclusions. I could tell she is really grasping the concepts as we reviewed together. I am very pleased with her progress."
"The student and I covered the basics of triangles, including classifying triangles by angles and sides, exterior angle theorem, and triangle inequality theorem. He had some trouble with the inequality theorem, so we spent 20 minutes going over that until he got it. Otherwise, I quizzed him on triangle basics."
"The student is preparing for an upcoming test. We went over her review sheet, analyzed the equations, and created a way for her to remember the equations. We then answered all the questions on the review sheet. At the end, we reviewed the equations again to make sure she understood and remembered the material. She seemed to have a good grasp by the end of the session."
"The student and I reviewed her geometry assignment, working on the basic proofs of triangles. As usual, she benefited from a bit more explanation and leading questions than simply doing the homework alone would afford her, but once she has that 'ah-ha' moment of understanding, she truly understands. We also spent some time reviewing for a test she has in a few days. She seems to have a solid grasp of proofs conceptually now, though she needs to remember a number of minor rules, such as alternate interior angles and the reflexive property and how to use them."