Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Went over basic proofs, the subject of the student's next exam in math class. Focused especially on applicable theorems and properties, e.g., vertical angles; transitive property."
"The student and I studied problems from pages 44 and 46 of the text. He is improving both in identifying a problem solving strategy, and in writing out his solutions clearly."
"He wanted to do some more practice before his quiz tomorrow. We practiced finding area of a regular polygon knowing just the apothem or the radius."
"We covered points, lines, line segments, intersection and union of sets and lines, angles, types of angles, parallel and perpendicular lines, complementary and supplementary angles, transversals, interior and exterior angles, interior and exterior congruent angles, vertical angles, perimeter and interior angles, and area of figures. The student was very focused and was able to understand everything that we covered. We did some chapter quizzes to refresh her memory. She did very well on the quizzes. I gave her some strategies in the session."
"The student just started a new chapter on circles. She said she was confident about her triangle test, although she may have missed one or two. We spent a lot of time reinforcing the vocabulary of circles, and she completed her homework. We also completed extra problems not assigned, and she was happy to do so to be sure she understood the concepts. Some of the problems used concepts from triangles, which she could solve easily. We then moved a little into the next section a little to give her a preview of what she was going to learn in class next."
"The student had an exam this week dealing with exponents and logarithms - two topics that we have discussed in detail the past few weeks. I brought a worksheet of problems that stress the conceptual understanding of log and exponent rules. He had heard that this exam is one of the toughest he will take this year, and my belief was that it's because the teacher will ask them to use these rules in ways they had not thought of before. So it was good that I brought this worksheet because it really made him think, and he got very good at interpreting the different types of problems and using the rules to his advantage. After the worksheet, we looked at the more difficult review problems in his textbook, and he did not have much trouble. I am confident that he will be prepared for whatever the teacher throws at him come test day."