Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I started reviewing for her final. We reviewed the definition of lines, planes, intersections of planes, parallel and perpendicular lines, distance formula, midpoint formula, corresponding angles, triangle proportionality theorem, the converse of the triangle proportionality theorem, isosceles triangle theorem and its converse."
"In this session, we covered parallelograms and how to use proofs to verify if a quadrilateral is a parallelogram. The student seemed to understand the concepts. He quickly grasped the different ways to identify a parallelogram. He will keep working on proofs."
"The student's class is studying the various triangles so we spent both sessions making sure the differences between all 4 were clear. In order to calculate the centers in a coordinate plane, we used the properties of lines and point slope form. Once we made a list of all the possibilities and what we need to calculate each, it started to come together. We also talked about the Pythagorean Theorem and how we can use it to determine whether or not a triangle is acute, obtuse, or right just from the side lengths."
"We worked on the student's homework assignments revolving around sin/cos/tan identities and calculating volumes and spheres for complex shapes. We finished earlier than expected and utilized the remaining time to look over her previous exam questions."
"The student and I went over his current concepts and homework for Geometry. His grades are certainly improving. I asked him to ask his teacher if there are concepts that would be helpful for him to review for class."
"In this lesson we covered word problems that involved the use of trigonometric functions, sin, cos and tan. The main areas for improvement for the student were: 1)sketching a diagram; and 2) identifying which trigonometric function to use. To get better at drawing diagrams, I recommended her to think how the description of the problems forms a right triangle and to be careful whenever the problem talks about angles of elevation or depression. To identify which trigonometric function to use, I recommended that she identifies the position of the sides of the triangle in interest relative to the angle given in terms of being opposite, adjacent or hypotenuse. A win of this session was that we managed to cover all the worksheets."