Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed chords, tangents and secants. We also began looking at central angles, inscribed angles and the special relationships between their corresponding arcs. We reviewed the differences between major and minor arcs. Eventually, we reached the topic of chords and their special properties when the intersect inside a circle, as well as when their secant lines intersect outside a circle."
"Went over the packets he was given in class. The material was mostly about relationships between parallel lines and the angles that are made by intersecting pairs of parallel lines. Also went over an in depth problem involving the quadratic equation. I noticed that he was getting the hang of it much more with each time we practice this problem. His focus was good and on point for the whole session."
"Today we went through her latest problem set, reviewing for her quiz that is tomorrow. The problem set focused on finding the surface are of various compound shapes. One particular problem she was challenged with required using the law of cosines to find an angle that was then used to find the height of a triangle. Once she figured out that we had to use the law of cosines, she was able to complete the problem with no issue."
"We continued with determining the resultant vector from two vectors. However, this time the angle between the given vectors had to be found using the laws of parallel lines (i.e. alternate interior, exterior angles, and congruence). The student had slight difficulty determining the angle between the given vectors. I worked through the problem, explaining the laws of parallel lines to correctly determine the angle. After finding the angle, she could easily use the law of sine and cosine to find the magnitude and heading of the resultant vector. I again asked her to complete more problems on educational websites."
"I started off touching on how to find angle measurements again and then we looked at the student's new material. We went over the definition of an if-then statement's inverse, converse, and contrapositive. We then moved to an area where she had a bit of trouble - deductive reasoning problems. We spent most of the session on them. By the end, she had a decent understanding of how to solve such problems."
"The student was very interactive today! We began our session with going over the practice proof I gave him to do by himself during our last session. He was able to guide me step by step. We then continued by seeing if we could solve the same proof another way. We continued our session by then jumping straight into his homework and going over what he's learned in class. Our main focus was theorems revolving around parallel lines - such as corresponding angles, consecutive interior/ exterior angles, etc. In order to test what we had just covered, I gave him a practice proof that would use those theorems. By the end of our session, as I presented him with slightly more and more challenging practice problems, I noticed that he was able to complete them more and more quickly. Not only that, but he was comfortably explaining each step and didn't hesitate to answer when I would ask him why. We ended today's session with one practice problem that resembled his homework from today."