Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over his lecture notes from his class today. We worked on some of his homework problems with the Pythagorean theorem. The student did really well with these types of problems, even the more difficult ones that involved deriving and equation. We worked on pulling out the information given to make the problems a little more simple."
"The student and I spent our time applying the concepts to practice problems. They were still focused on parallel lines bisected by angles and geometric proofs, and the majority of the problems we worked were of those types. I felt as though, by the end of our session, he was working problems with a good level of confidence."
"This was the first session working with the student and it went very well. During the session we completed his homework assignments and then I began teaching him concepts that he had missed. I let mom know what he should be doing before the next session which is reading over the materials from the previous two chapters and becoming familiar with all the terms that will be used so that we can help build the foundations of each class for him in the coming weeks."
"Today we started using the theorems to prove congruency of polygons. The student had a good grasp of many of the components of setting up logical arguments and conclusions. We were able to work our way through his homework and he has examples to learn from and use as reference to study for his quiz next week. He seems to be doing well in most of his classes."
"I advised the student on her homework on properties of parallel and perpendicular lines. We went over a few new theorems about perpendicular lines and then reviewed the theorems about parallel lines cut by a transversal. She understood everything very well."
"The students began their unit on classifying triangles and perpendicular and angle bisectors. We worked on their homework from the textbook. Once we got the initial concepts down, the homework was completed in a relatively short amount of time. Both students grasped the concept easily."
"Today's session with the student went well. We worked on getting him set up for taking notes on all of his terminology and equations as well as finishing his homework. His homework is to complete all his definitions and equations sheets. No new concerns at this time."
"Tonight we looked ahead at upcoming content which covers medians and altitudes of triangles and the rules on determining concurrency. The student seems to know the material well. We discussed a plan to develop test taking strategies and how to increase accuracy in test mode. I suggested that the student use his textbook generously for added practice."
"We focused on reinforcing some of the older concepts today. We went over supplementary and vertical angles, and how to spot and use them in various situations."
"We talked about his previous test, he said that he believes it went well and that the proofs went well. We then reviewed a previous chapter and went through the concepts and had him explain them back to me. Then we started into the new material that he was working on. We went into more relationships of triangles and proportionality. We derived two of the postulates to show the reasoning and to work on proofs. He still needs work in the realm of proofs and we will continue to visit them. He was assigned 5 problems to go through to keep his practice of proofs."
"We talked about what to expect on the student's next geometry exam. We did lots of problems. He seems to have a very good grasp of the material. After he starts to draw part-by-part the information presented, he is able to construct the diagrams. I mentioned briefly that this is the way to go when presented with lots of geometry data. Start somewhere, then keep adding information. We ended by going over some of his chemistry material."
"The student and I studied for her quiz. She knew her material over all the different types of segments in triangles. After this, she worked over some of her current homework which related all these segments to coordinate geometry. She had to write the equations of these segments from given information."