Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session we covered a worksheet about parallelograms. The problems in this worksheet revolved around the properties of parallelograms, including the use of algebra to set equations for solving for an unknown variable. The student showed very little difficulty with this subject. The strategy I recommended for her was to simply know all properties of parallelograms and to apply them to algebra problems."
"The student and I talked about similar triangle and how their angles relate. Her practice problems gave her two similar triangles with different angles labeled with equations x and asked her to solve for x. We talked about how we could add those angles together and set it equal to 180 degrees because of how similar triangle angles stay the same. She and I also talked about how to work with polynomials and foil/factor them. Her practice problem was a triangle comparing side lengths that required polynomials after cross multiplying. I went through the problem with her and gave her steps to follow that would lead her to set up the polynomial and eventually solve it. I advised her to redo practice problems in order to study as usual."
"Reviewed the whole chapter of quadrilaterals for her test, including rectangles, squares, rhombi, trapezoids, parallelograms. I suggested that she take notes on the properties for each quadrilateral to help her distinguish the properties."
"During the session we worked through some lessons that the student needed to cover. Then we went in to the textbook and worked on a few examples from the textbook sections. We were primarily dealing with logical reasoning, geometric proofs, and basic geometric theorems, which we seem to have made progress on. While working through his homework he seemed to get a better understanding on the material as we continued. We will continue to work on this next session."
"We reviewed material on polygons and the formulas that allow us to solve for sides, interior and exterior angles. We discussed ways in which he can study and practice for the class."
"Today the student and I reviewed some of her new material for geometry and completed two homework assignments. She is starting to work with basic trig functions, and seems to understand them really well. By the time we'd finished the homework on trig functions, she was doing much better with it, and seemed to understand the concepts. She does need to review algebraic rules - next time I see her I will bring a summary sheet of those and we can practice them."
"The student has an upcoming test that I believe she is much more comfortable with now. She was given a review packet to complete by her teacher, and, per my previous requests, she attempted the entire packet on her own before our session. There were only a few problems she wanted to go over. These included problems calculating the interior and exterior angles of polygons. I made sure she understood the difference between the equations for sum of interior angles versus a single interior angle, and she seemed to understand the material at the end of the session."
"We looked at different area formulas and how to use them. We used the area formulas to solve word problems. We worked on surface area and the area of parts of a circle. The student understands everything really quickly and is good at using the formulas. She has a good grasp of most of the concepts."
"The student was very responsive to everything we covered in today's session. Some of the concepts included lines, planes, acute and obtuse angles, and some simple algebraic equations."
"The student had a take-home quiz and an online problem set, so I worked with him the entire time. The assessments were on dilation, similar triangles/ratios, trig functions, and a little bit of similar/congruent proving. He is fine with similar triangles/ratios and okay with proofs. His father and I set up somewhat of a tutoring plan. This will help me know what to review with him on a weekly basis rather than relying on current homework that may be in the "easy" category for him."
"We reviewed the Pythagorean theorem and did her homework together. The hardest part for her was the algebra and simplifying the radical solutions. I asked her to review the squares of 1-15 and try to remember them, because she will be using them a lot for this section. We will be meeting on Thursday to review these concepts again and make sure that she understands them."
"The student has homework in proving congruent triangles. He was able to learn the theorem and answer all the problems. My only worry is that he forgets some concepts easily. But he knows what to do even when I vary the approach of the questions. Taking notes will help."