Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I discussed the concept of similarity, relating specifically to triangles. We worked through problems and proofs on this topic."
"Covered Section 2.5: Algebraic Proofs; Sect. 2.6: Geometric Proofs; Sect. 2.7: Flowchart and Paragraph Proofs; Chapter 3: Parallel and Perpendicular Lines; Sect. 3.1: Lines and Angles; Sect. 3.2: Angles Formed by Parallel Lines and Transversals."
"Today we went over practice problems about geometric shapes, instruction on interior and exterior angles, and practice problems about interior and exterior angles."
"We covered the concepts for the student's midterm on chapters 5-7 (theorems about medians, centroids, triangle midpoint segment, right triangle properties, etc.). She needs to commit all the different theorems and properties to memory. For right triangle problems, she needs to be able to pinpoint which side she is asked to find and know when to use each property. She should concentrate on chapter 5. All notes and guidelines are written in her notebook."
"Today the student and I worked through some exercises about three dimensional shapes. Since we had already talked about a lot of this material during our last session, he said he was able to answer a lot of questions in class. We worked through several problems, and he was excited that he finished them rather quickly with few mistakes. We reviewed some of the new terms again, and talked about different ways for him to visualize some of the shapes to help count faces, edges, and congruent sides. After we wrapped up math, we reviewed for his chemistry test, and Spanish quiz by looking over his review sheets and flashcards."
"The student needed a little bit of help with geometry, specifically special triangles (30-60-90, 45-45-90) and how to figure out their side lengths. She already knew the majority of what she was doing, but was a little unsure about some things. Once she was able to refresh her memory, however, she did an entire worksheet without any help from me, which leads me to think that her problems with exams stem from nervousness or anxiety more than anything else. She told me that a lot of the questions on her exam were similar to the ones we were doing, but for some reason she was not able to answer them then. Once she is able to build up some confidence in the subject, I'm sure this mental block will go away. She just needs to practice. After that, we covered the cell cycle and DNA replication for biology."