Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"As my last session with the student before the start of the coming school year, I asked her if there were any topics she would like to cover before we take a break. She didn't have any preferences, so I went over some of the fundamentals of geometry with her. We defined what 0-dimensional, 1D, 2D, and 3D space looks like, how to determine a line from two points, and how to similarly determine planes and 3D space. We looked at intersections of lines with other lines and lines with planes, and defined the terms "parallel," "perpendicular," "collinear," and "coplanar." We finished by examining a rectangle and identifying its pairs of parallel and perpendicular sides. She seemed interested in the material."
"We started to cover some fundamental ideas in geometry. These ideas include point, line, plane, and set postulates. We started lines, line segments, and a few other geometry ideas. He did the previous assignment and this helped us do quite a bit during the session. I again had him outline definitions for the next three sections before our next meeting."
"We covered the definition of a midpoint, the midpoint theorem, the segment addition postulate, the definition of bisector, the bisector theorem, systems of equations, and the substitution and elimination methods."
"This was really a great session. The student's confident on triangle congruencies, and she's really getting how to construct equations properly. The lingering uncertainty on some points of algebra is clearing up, and I'm really completely satisfied with how this session went."
"The topic was Euclidean geometry. As today was the first session, half of the first class was reviewing the student's previous tests and filling in the gaps while the second half was dedicated to going over her current material, which was parallel line proofs. She demonstrated a fair understanding of the current course material, but struggled with allocating time with problems, as well as coming up with what to do during the actual exam. I have discussed several strategies to help her allocate her time with accordance to test questions. Next lesson, I will provide additional practice problems and time her so she will be able to take exams in the future without having to worry about running out of time."
"The student was able to get through the majority of his homework assignment, however I noticed his struggle with math was amplified due to a lack of resources. Because he does not use a textbook, it will be imperative that he is not only keeping the handouts to aid with assignments, but also that he is actively taking notes in class. This may be something worth discussing with his teacher. I asked that he keep his notebook handy, and had him take notes to assist with his current assignment. It will be good for him to pull together any other previously completed assignments in one folder, so I will be able to identify any possible gaps in the units he has already completed. Since he is off this week and we will be working on Spanish this weekend, I recommend that he study some of the basic concepts that were utilized in the completion of his assignment."