Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on a word problem from the polynomials worksheet. We spent 45 minutes on a single problem. He continues to be disengaged and resistant. After much prodding, I can get him to recall the correct method, but only after many missteps. We will continue to work on this next session."
"The student and I worked on proving triangle congruency by creating two-column proofs. She was unsure of how to set up and complete the proofs. We went over several techniques that she could use to set up the proofs, and we completed several exercises that required her to work out the proofs, step by step. She had said that she was very confused when the topic was covered in her class, but she seemed to get a better understanding of the material by the end of our session. She was going to continue practicing after our lesson to become more comfortable with the material."
"The student and I worked on reviewing her homework to study for her upcoming test. She had some of the concepts down, but had a hard time deciding what to do with her knowledge. I was able to lead her to the right answer without doing the work for her. There were a few times when she didn't understand what I had done, so I explained them further, and usually she understood the concept right away. She is a bright young lady. She just needed to see things from a different perspective."
"The student and I worked on some practice problems for an upcoming test of his on proofs involving triangles. I suggested that he make a set of flashcards of all the different theorems and postulates that have been introduced in class/in his textbook, and I plan to do the same. We plan to meet again on Tuesday."
"The student and I worked on the side splitter and triangle angle bisector theorems. I provided problems for her to solve, including one that combined both theorems. I worked through showing her how to complete the problems in simple steps."
"The student and I worked on the topic of perpendicular angle bisectors during tonight's session. He had just taken a test earlier today, which he reported went well, and so he did not have any homework assigned. We worked ahead in the text and started Chapter 5. This chapter tied in well with the previous work that we have done in the course, especially because it required 2 column proofs, and so the student did not struggle with the actual problem solving process. He also quickly understood the meaning of angle bisectors and what perpendicular means. I was pleased with how he was able to place this proof within the context of solving for triangle congruence, and we had no problem using this to prove our already known SSS, SAS, ASA, AAS, and HL congruence. The session was productive and he performed well."