Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Student one: Went through science hw together, and learned about the differences between physical and chemical change. Student two: Went over more reflection and translation graphing problems. Continued to familiarize with changes in x and y when moving points around on a graph. Passed quiz on midpoint formula. Student three: Covered some specific questions in regards to absolute value inequalities. Student four: Crossword puzzle for antonyms of basic words."
"The first session covered the definitions of points, lines, and planes as well as the basic definitions of angles. She mentioned that the class is called Geo-Trig. She studied for a test on Friday and she did practice problems in this session. I left her with homework to review the test material. I said that one thing to take out of this course is the meanings of certain words in geometry and knowing that some words are used in other contexts, such as when in a hiking scenario: you use the word parallel to describe two rivers that never meet."
"The focus of this session was to review mathematics concepts. We utilized a text provided by the student to work through practice problems. In addition, we introduced new topics such as linear systems of equations and practice questions that will align with her geometry course later in the semester."
"The student and I began our review for her chapter 1 exam that she will take on Thursday. We did 1.1 and 1.2 quizzes in which she aced 1.2 but missed two questions on 1.1. Identifying which points are on segments or rays and whether or not they are opposite rays needs to be reviewed, which we will do tomorrow. We also went over how to identify linear rays and vertical rays if given a network of lines. That was the concept she didn't do well on her quiz but she feels she understands the how to identify them now. Tomorrow I will give her an extensive problem to see if she can identify all pairs of angles, and then we will continue with the online tests."
"The student and I began reviewing for an upcoming quiz. The material involved using algebra to prove the identity of geometric shapes. She had no issue with the identities and using formulas to prove them. The issue came when variables got involved. I showed her how to break down formulas so variables could be used in a simpler fashion. We also reviewed how to combine like terms and multiplying variables. She spent the rest of the session completing a study guide."
"The student and I continue to review for her SAT. She received a 700 on her most recent practice test. She is in great shape! Then we worked on her extra credit for class, which was about proofs. She finds as long as she is not over-thinking things she does very well."