Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Tonight we worked through a variety of geometry problems from the student's test review sheet. She did well on all of the problems, although she made some small clerical errors. She knows the techniques she needs to use on the test, and she should do well if she remembers to take her time and check her work."
"Tuesday night, the student and I began studying for the geometry final, going through the material she had from the beginning of the year up to this point, and looking at her exams to see which problems she missed. On Wednesday, we looked mostly at her biology material, and began making a note card for that as well."
"We are currently still working with the unit circle. We believe that this will be the last topic to be covered before the final. She still has a good grasp of the information. We will continue to work on the information given."
"We began to work ahead a bit on the next unit on properties of circles, definitions, and the common formulas. We covered tangents to circles, common tangents to two circles, partial arcs and arc lengths. I was able to then help the student with a worksheet she found that needed to be done for tomorrow on areas and perimeters for rhombus, parallelograms, triangles, and trapezoids. She made a few mistakes (like taking the square root of (x^2 + y^2) = x +y!!), but I showed her why that was not true and I think she absorbed that. Otherwise, she seems to be able to set up the problems correctly. She is making progress using "mental arithmetic" instead of relying on her calculator (which I try to work in to help save time on tests), and I think she is gaining confidence in her ability to tackle these problems."
"We began working on the student's midterm review. She needed to be refreshed on most of the topics we went over since she hadn't seen them in a few months, but was understanding pretty well. I explained the problems she needed help with. She also needs to memorize some definitions and terms that she had forgotten since the beginning of the semester. We will continue to work on this next session."
"We calculated the angles in a diagram of intersecting lines that formed quadrilaterals and triangles, vertical angles, alternating interior, and corresponding angles."