Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered solving for interior angles and sides and perimeters of quadrilaterals. The student is struggling, and I think she is behind in geometry and algebra. I think there are concepts she should have learned in the previous year and this year in geometry that she has not mastered. I think she needs a lot of remediation help to help her get back on track. We will continue to work on this next session."
"We covered the equation of lines today. We looked at slope-intercept form and point-slope form, and looked at how we can derive the y-intercept from the point slope form. We also looked at how we can derive the standard y=mx + b equation when we begin with point slope."
"We covered the line segment interactions again, and reviewed distance and midpoint for lines. We used triangles to make the concepts clear. There were not huge difficulties, but we will review next session to make sure everything stuck. The student was engaged and ready to learn. We used his review guide more, and we were able to get a lot done."
"We covered the point of concurrence for perpendicular bisectors (circumcenter) and for angle bisectors (in-center) for triangles. Triangle inequality relationships were studied, including the fact that the two shortest sides of a triangle must add up to more than the largest side. Also, SSS, SAS, ASA, AAS, and HL congruency theorems were explained, and problems answered that used these theorems were worked out."
"We covered the proofs of parallelogram congruency today. The student has some solid congruency skills to build from. We went through the first two units in his class together. I shared with him one tool to simplify his proofs and that was to extrapolate lines on the diagram consistent with the fact pattern given that would make the congruencies easier to demonstrate."
"We covered the student's homework, which mostly dealt with exponential functions. Some of the material included predicting graphs of certain functions and creating equations that calculate accumulated interest. He seemed to be very comfortable with most of the material."