Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I helped the student prepare for his test. He did well on his last geometry test. For this one, we covered the standard form of a linear equation, the slope-intercept form, bisecting angles, how to solve geometry problems involving algebra, etc. He did his best to follow along. He had forgotten some of the formulas, so I asked him to memorize them in preparation for the test and helped him work through the problems in his review."
"In this session, we started by working through his homework assignment. The course is covering writing proofs at the moment, and his homework focused on a key component of that - drawing conclusions. For example, from the given statement - Q is the midpoint of line segment AB, conclude that segment AQ is congruent to segment QB. Completing a proof is about gathering pieces of the puzzle and putting them together. He understands each individual definition and concept very well, and has said himself that this material is simple. When I walk him through the solution, he immediately understands it. I encouraged him to do a many more problems so that he gets familiar with the recurring patterns that come up in the types of questions asked."
"Tonight we worked on geometric proofs and studying for a global history exam. The student understood the concepts of what he was working on in geometry. In global history the student was very familiar with the information he was being tested on when prompted with questions."
"Today, she and I reviewed the difference between the perpendicular bisector of a triangle and the bisecting an angle. We practiced with numerous examples, using a ruler and a compass to find the points. We came up with a acronym to help her determine the difference between the two. On her last test she got a 48/50."
"We covered the students' homework assignments of a few algebraic problem sets. At the beginning, the students needed some refreshers on how to tackle and approach the problems but soon remembered how to solve them from algebra. Overall a simple lesson for the day, as the students just took a test in geometry class over the last 6 weeks, and with a new 6 weeks starting soon, things are beginning to settle down. We then briefly covered the students' chemistry assignments of homework on alpha/beta decay and a review for an upcoming chemistry test."
"The student and I continued to look at coordinate geometry problems, proofs of the right angle postulate; we reviewed and finished proofs of theorems involving parallel lines and their perpendicular transversals; and we finished the chapter 3 practice test in preparation for her upcoming test."
"Today's session with the student went really well. We worked on his review for his exam this week. It mostly covered problems on angle calculations based upon complementary and supplementary relationship."
"The student and I did his geometry homework and then went over his chemistry notes to review the material covered in class about polyatomic ions."
"The student received a 77% on her geometry quiz. Much improved from previous quiz scores. She felt a lot better about understanding the material but still struggled with knowing how to solve a problem setup in a totally new way, even though it's using the same principles. All of her mistakes involved not properly using the supplementary angle rule to solve for the answer. She worked through all problems that were incorrect and correctly solved them to turn in for extra quiz credit in class. I plan to send her a few practice example questions of calculating an obtuse angle using multiple acute angles. She is now learning about internal opposing angles, etc. and we went through a few practice problems together."
"We reviewed factoring and then went over quadratic expressions. We did examples solving quadratic equations using the quadratic formula. We also covered graphing quadratics and finding the axis of symmetry."
"Reviewed various terms and definitions related to angles, geometry. Went over chapter on properties of parallel lines. Moved on to working with vectors, and creating point pair representation of vectors. Learned how to add vectors together and to do the dot product of two vectors. Student had a little trouble with the dot product and understanding how it works."
"We discussed the students current situation and where he needs help. We went through his homework on parallel lines. Gave him some strategies to break apart the problem into smaller problems. We talked through the different approaches to take when doing proofs. Started to look ahead at topics to help him prepare for the upcoming week. And looked back on previous chapters for any lingering issues."