Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We continued reviewing for the student's test on Monday. We worked on volume and surface area of prisms, pyramids, cylinders and cones."
"The student and I reviewed and worked on homework covering parallelograms, quadrilaterals, squares, rectangles, and trapezoids. We also reviewed parallel, congruent, right angle, diagonals."
"The student's class has begun reviewing concepts in circle geometry. We did problem sets on inscribed angles, central angles, tangent and secant lines."
"Today we covered point-slope and slope intercept equations with both students. We moved a bit further than what was covered in class and they finished the daily homework assignment. They both have an ongoing list of equations I've strongly recommended they commit to memory as we go. I pushed both of them a little harder to be more assertive with their answers rather than looking to me to fill in the blanks and they are rising to the challenge. I would still like some time with them to circle back and cover some of the proofs from chapter 6 before their next cumulative test if possible."
"Tonight, we focused on the student's math homework, which covered rigid transformations (reflections, rotations, and translations). She seemed to have a good grasp of this material and was confident in her understanding of most all of the assigned problems. We discussed that she will be re-taking the Algebra assessment exam in late January, so we can begin some review for this during our next session. I introduced her to the review website that I have found offers great material, and she can refer to this for any subject. The site even offers practice tests for each class."
"Today we started by looking at how to prove two lines that are parallel given that one line is made by connecting the midpoints from the sides of a triangle. We did this by finding the slope of the lines and showing they are equal. The length of a midpoint segment is one half the length of the side of the triangle it is parallel to. We used this property to solve for a variable given the length of one side of the triangle and an expression for the midpoint segment. We also discussed the differences between a perpendicular bisector, an angle bisector, and a bisector. We also discussed the properties and the conclusions that can be drawn from use of either bisector. We then worked through several problems which asked the student to find a variable based on using the properties of bisectors."