Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over the student's Geometry work in preparation for an upcoming quiz. We covered the material in the study guide, which mostly involved regular polygons. We went over how to find central angles of polygons as well as their areas and perimeters. Overall, the student seemed to understand the material very well, and we went through extra practice problems in order to reinforce the material."
"The student and I had a good session. This was the first time we'd met in over a month, so we had a lot of catching up to do. She was preparing for a final exam (part 1 of 2) and there was a lot of material to cover over a wide range of topics. She did pretty well retaining the information she'd need on her test. I feel confident that the student will do well."
"We covered spheres. He struggled not with the concepts, but with the organization of his math. So I taught him a few strategies for showing his work clearly. Seeing how disorganized his work was, I asked to see his backpack. He reluctantly handed it to me, and we organized it together. As for homework, I told him to get dividers."
"It was a pretty heavy session today, as we completed the student's study guide. I was happy with how she solved the problems. She only needed a little bit of nudging in the right direction for some of the problems, especially when it came to trig functions and similar triangles. We still have to brush up on polygon areas and circle properties, but for the most part I am pleased with her progress. From now on, I will try to play a much more passive role in her problem-solving process, so she can feel confident in her ability to solve problems herself. We have about two weeks until her final, so I will help her make a study plan and give her practice problems I found online."
"Today was the student's first session. We went over some problems from a past exam. He has a good grasp on how the coordinate system works, and he understands the relationships of angles within a triangle. He seems to be struggling with the concepts usually used in proofs. These include the methods used to prove triangles similar or congruent, and others. So next time we meet, I plan to do a more conceptual review of geometric relations as well as go over his recent test."
"The student's geometry final is this week, and he wanted help preparing. Today we finished a new study guide that we used as a tool to see where he struggles. I want to keep working on his confidence, so we made sure we got many problems done successfully. He seemed very happy with how he did today."
"We studied the area and perimeter of several shapes as well as the area of shapes minus a certain inscribed shaped. The student did not struggle as much with understanding. I gave her no extra work as she understood the main concept."
"For this session we started by going over the student's tests which were returned from both classes. He got an 88% on both, and his mistakes were minimal. We then worked through some general review from both Algebra II and Geometry. For homework, I asked him to complete the extra credit from the test."
"The student is reviewing for a final on Friday. He has a 42 question, multi-item review sheet covering proofs, geometric relationships, definitions, etc. We reviewed a number of those problems and we will continue in like manner until the last session."
"We reviewed the student's current homework problems, including finding the area of a rhombus, the area of a half-circle within a circle, and remembering how to divide by fractions. After that we reviewed for his final and covered topics including Pythagorean triples, properties of equilateral triangles, dilations/reflections/rotations of points and triangles, systems of equations, equations of lines, and past algebra work."
"The student is working on right triangle trigonometry. He worked on different calculations using tangent, sine, and cosine while discussing the algebra required to manipulate the formulas. We also reviewed circle problems."
"The student is an excellent student. She persevered through problems today that I wanted to give up on! She really knows her stuff when it comes to geometry. And while succeeding, she has managed to maintain a personality. Today, we worked on circle problems involving chords, arcs, various angle types, and their relationships. She seems to essentially grasp the material, though I think she will need to review it before having an exam, which I'm sure she will."