Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session, the student and I worked with one of her math programs and we spent most of the time working on that. We were doing angle and segment bisectors which the student understood."
"After last week's short session we had much more to work on this time, and were able to prepare for her weekly quiz of the material they have been learning. We once again focused on geometry where we went over several sheets of homework and classwork on parallelograms. I think she has them mostly down. We discussed at the end a few other shapes and formulas."
"The student has started working on volume and surface areas of cylindrical solids, rectangular/triangular prisms. She used the various formulas for perimeter, surface area, lateral area and base area and volume, the area of any regular polygon=1/2perimeterxthe apothem. The student also had time after reviewing the class notes and finishing the homework to look ahead at pyramidal prisms."
"We went over constructions as well as the exterior angle conjecture and the side angle conjecture. We also discussed her homework on possible triangle sides, determining longest side/largest angles in a triangle and reviewing how to determine angle values."
"In this session, we looked ahead in his geometry material to arc lengths and angles. The student was eager to look ahead and prepare himself for the next exam. The student grasped this new material very well, and was already doing practice problems after only having skimmed the material. He is clearly very bright. We will continue to try to strategize. I did not leave the student with any extra practice because he has not covered the material in class yet."
"We completed chapter review for exam the following day. We focused on the geometry application of different shapes (int angles, ext angles, etc.) as well as principles of shapes (rhombus, trapezoid, parallelogram, etc.)"
"We reviewed right triangles and trigonometry, and solving right triangles. We solved chapter and homework problems. The student was attentive and quickly picked up on the material. The student was tasked with completing the remaining Chapter 7 problems, redoing blank homework assignments, and creating note cards for the chapter's theorems."
"The student and I covered properties of chords, inscribed angles and polygons. She had a good grasp on the concept. We worked through all of her homework assignment. I feel confident she will do well with this portion of her exam."
"The student is working on one of my favorite sections of geometry to teach, which is classifying quadrilaterals. My favorite review game is to play quadrilateral guess who. We only played one round, because she felt she needed to work on memorizing the properties a little bit more before she was really ready to play the game. She was going to get someone in her class to play with her. I did go over her classifying quadrilaterals chart and double checked it to make sure she had all of the properties listed correctly. We worked through a few problems from her workbook that she had not understood. I also gave her a more algebraic example of how she could apply the properties of quadrilaterals to solve problems."
"The student had a review sheet to work on over algebraic principles applied to geometry problems; specifically how to solve for a certain variable in an area formula. He is still awaiting his test result from the previous exam. So far, he feels good about the current class work and his knowledge in completing the work."
"The pupil is learning about the sine, cosine, and tangent trig functions. As usual, she overcame any difficulty she was having quickly. She is learning efficiently in our sessions, and I am sure she will excel on her future tests."
"We covered the second half of the student's study guide for his geometry exam. We covered concepts related to triangles, such as the triangle inequality theory and supplementary and complementary angles. We also spent time ensuring he was ready to take on radicals for the exam. For practice, I provided him an assortment of questions using different numbers and radicals so he could get comfortable performing the exercises."