Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed two column proofs, which are great, although she's rusty on them, and we're discussing triangle congruency. So far, so good, and she's so fast on the triangle visuals. Separating angles from sides is harder for her, but she's warming up to it!"
"We spent some time first reviewing the basic concepts of how to calculate the slope of a line from a pair of points and also from the graph of the line. We also discussed what the change in y and change in x meant. The student really did not remember learning the slope-intercept form, but she was much more confident at the end of the session."
"We spent the entire session reviewing for the student's test on Monday. The test seems to cover a lot of material, so she definitely still has material left to study, but for the most part she seemed to understand how to do every problem. We made a chart summarizing the most confusing concepts. Once she's able to recreate that chart on her own, she should be set!"
"We spent the first half of the session going over a review packet covering material that the student had previously learned. She was able to understand most of the material and just needed help on how to do the work for a few questions. We then spent the second half of the session introducing and practicing division/factoring of polynomials. We went over both methods carefully so that she would have no further problems with the process. I went over some examples with her and helped her through problems until she was able to answer questions on her own. We spent the rest of the session going over her homework assignment."
"We spent today's session working through a geometry study guide for the student's final tomorrow. In the beginning of our session, he was fairly focused, and we were able to make good progress. After seeing one example of a particular kind of problem, he was able to solve several on his own which asked for different variables and required him to adjust and apply the same reasoning we had used in the example. One problem was particularly tricky and required several logical leaps. The student got hung up in the details of the algebra, but we were eventually able to work through it."
"We split the session between chemistry and geometry. For geometry, we went over congruent triangles, focusing specifically on isosceles and right triangles. In chemistry, we focused on the periodic table, ions and oxidation numbers. The student is doing well with both subjects."