Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed and practiced zero property, factoring, xy-coordinates, and angle-related questions. The student did well on measures of angles and was able to interpret the figure, find relations between angles, and solve problems based on the given information. Also, we reviewed formulas for slope and distance between two points on coordinates. We are almost finished with the homework package and are ready to move on and study the new package."
"The student had just completed a chapter 9 test, so there was no assigned work for her to finish. So, during this session, we went over what we thought would be the next sections that would be covered in her class (introduction to trig). We went over important trig relationships and then did homework problems in the book together. She seemed to absorb the material. It was very different than what she had been learning before, so we went rather slowly so that she could take the time to understand each question. By the end of our session, I felt really great about her progress."
"Today was our first session together. The student was excited to get started and cover the topics she was confused about for her upcoming exam on Wednesday. We covered 45-45-90 and 30-60-90 triangles, trigonometry with triangles, and briefly reviewed circles. She seemed to have a good grasp of the concepts and just needed some review and pointers, especially with word problems with angles of elevation/depression. We also reviewed the introductory lesson on circles so that she could be familiar with the terms when her teacher started teaching it later in the week."
"We reviewed some subjects the student was struggling with in anticipation of a quiz she had on them on Monday. Subjects included points of confluence with perpendicular bisectors, angle bisectors, and medians of a triangle; how to calculate/draw each and how to use the different properties of each to find different values of line segments in the triangle."
"Today I met with the student to go over special triangles in geometry. She had a few questions from class notes and homework and needed explanations. She seems to know most of the concepts. She is set to have a quiz this week."
"Today, we went over proofs concerning parallelograms. The proofs involved either proving that quadrilaterals are parallelograms or using the properties of parallelograms to prove something else. The student had a little trouble remembering past geometry rules, but in the end he did well. It's important to remember geometry builds on itself and you often need to use earlier rules (dealing with triangles or parallel lines) to prove what you want. It helps to break a big problem into several smaller problems."