Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We began with reviewing cross sections of 3d shapes. We were able to make questions easier by using actual objects as simulations of said shapes and making the necessary cuts to mimic the questions. Once she felt comfortable with the topic, we moved on to linear equations and equations of circles. She understood the mechanics behind each form of each equation, but she needed assistance with transitioning between different forms as well as obtaining them through specific conditions. I presented her with multiple charts outlining all transitions, and then showed her visually how to use certain information to obtain the equation of both lines and circles. We spent the rest of the session completing homework packets."
"We covered adjacent, linear, and vertical angles. The student struggled with the concept of how angles compared to one another (ex: supplementary and adjacent angles). The student was not confident at first, but she became more confident as we worked through the problems together. I tried to give her the role as the "teacher," so I allowed her to go through as much work as she could on her own (while guiding me). Whenever she got stuck, I tried to give hints. I had to explain some concepts in as much detail as possible a couple of times, but she was able to pick up and continue. I did not leave her with any practice due to time restrain, but I was able to direct which things she should focus on. I did not see any scores or grades to note progress. I only saw correct answers based on my own calculations. She learned a few more things about types of angles and relationships they can share with each other."
"We covered all of Chapter 1 context in order to prepare for a upcoming test. We covered segment and angle addition postulate, construction of segments and angles, the distance and midpoint formula, rotation, translation, measuring angles with a protractor, and finding the area and perimeter of a polygon. He struggled a little with rotations. I was able to identify his disconnect and quickly addressed it. I gave him some test taking strategies. The overall session was a win."
"We covered angle relationships involving parallel lines. The most difficult part for him was that he had trouble identifying which relationships were important when doing algebra based on the theorems and postulates we learned. He had a positive attitude throughout the lesson. I left him with a technique of drawing an auxiliary line. "
"We covered angles and the properties that go with them. We covered proofs for angles, as well. She was having a hard time grasping the topic over all, and when I left, she said she had a better understanding."
"We covered angles of parallel lines and how to solve them (congruence). I gave her a good picture to help better memorize which angles are equal and told her to spend some time at night memorizing it. She had quite a bit of trouble with basic algebra and concepts of angles/geometry. I helped a bit."