Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, the student and I worked on some of his homework together. We also talked about certain postulates that he will encounter and went over place values. He dislikes math, so I am going to use some educational math games to get him excited about it!"
"Today, we covered how to determine if a quadrilateral is a rectangle, rhombus, or square depending on the given properties and theorems provided. We also examined trapezoids and isosceles trapezoids and their properties. Lastly, we defined circles, diameter, circumference, radius, and central angles and used their properties to solve application problems."
"Today, we reviewed operations with exponents and the basics of proofs. I e-mailed the student the link to a site where he can practice on his own. I also taught him the basic rules of parallel lines with emphasis on memorizing the alternate interior rule. I asked that he review questions in his textbook and try a few problems for Tuesday."
"Today, we reviewed reflections and began working on rotations. We went through rotations about the origin by exploring with both counterclockwise and clockwise rotations. We looked for patterns between different degrees and ways to know our orations were correct. Next time, we will begin orations about a point."
"Today, we reviewed the general idea of alternate interior, exterior, and corresponding angles. Then, we studied these ideas in terms of parallel lines and the special angles that are formed when lines are parallel. We reviewed various examples and proofs and talked through how to get each subsequent statement in the proof."
"Today, we started off by reviewing similar triangles. The student did a good job of determining whether or not a pair of triangles were similar and writing the corresponding points in the correct order. We spent the second part of the session going through the multiple choice section of a practice final exam. One of the key ideas that we focused on was writing and solving equations when two segments summed to a longer segment or two angles summed to a larger angle. I tried to help him see that part plus part equals whole regardless of the setup of the problem. He finishes his summer school class on Wednesday before our next session, so after this, we will focus on the key ideas that he will need to be successful in Algebra II next year."