Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on parallelograms, rectangles, rhombuses, and squares, the properties regarding their diagonals, sides and angles. We reviewed and used the theorems that the diagonals cut a rectangle into two similar triangles, and the concurrency of their diagonals."
"Reviewed some algebra in preparation for the next section. This mostly involved cross multiplying to solve for x and finding the intercepts of a function. These were both used to discuss Congruence and finding edges of similar triangles with regards to ratios. This evolved into word problems dealing with finding the heights of various objects from the length of its shadow and the height and shadow length of another object. The student seemed confident in the test she took on Monday, but the results aren't in yet so fingers crossed."
"Reviewed for the student's upcoming test. Mainly reviewed concepts of orthocenter, incenter, circumcenter and centroid of triangles with corresponding special segments. Also reviewed solving systems of equations and proofing. The student seems to struggle mainly with keeping his work organized and sometimes can rush through problems leading to mistakes. I had him work on writing out his work and organizing it better."
"Today we went over shapes and constructing a bookshelf using a large piece of wood. The student had to figure out how could she cut the large piece of wood to give her the smaller pieces of wood. She did decent on the practice problems that I left her with from last time. She continues to struggle with solving for x and order of operations and adding variables. I left her with some practice problems going over solving for x, order of operations and finding angles in geometric shapes such as a triangle. My only concern is that I want to know what will be covered in her math class so that I can work with her ahead of time so that when she sees it in class, it will not look unfamiliar to her."
"The student and I worked through Geometry problems for Chapter 7 proportions and added extra problems to make sure she understood the concepts. Then we discussed Genetic engineering for biology and looked at some interactive labs to help understand concepts such as gel electrophoresis and cloning."
"The student had his geometry quiz and said he did well on it. Tonight we worked on a review packet for the test over the unit he has been working on in geometry class covering triangles, proportions, Pythagorean theorem, and finding missing angles and sides of geometric shapes. We also worked on his chemistry homework covering converting moles to formula units and grams. He was struggling with the concept of how to setup the math problem and how exactly to work them. After working a few of the problems together and me explaining each step he stated that he understood what was going on and that it really clarified things for him."
"Both students had a project due in geometry that dealt with translations, rotations, and reflections of two-dimensional figures along a coordinate grid. However, we mostly worked on chemistry homework that student one had. The homework was focused on ionic and covalent compounds, along with distinguishing between mixtures, compounds, elements, and homogeneity."
"The student has been doing well in geometry and has maintained an A. Today we covered Chapter 5 which was Properties of Triangles to review for her upcoming exam. She felt knowledgeable with all of the sections. We reviewed the whole chapter. I recommended to work a few more practice problems from 5-8. Great session!"
"Today we reviewed for the student's exam this Friday. He did really well at trying the problems on his own for this session. I quizzed him on his review packet and I could see he was able to do the problems. By the end of the session I believe he was prepared for his exam. We covered linear equations in different forms and bearings for his Unit 5 test."
"Introductions. We went over the student's 2nd cumulative test and his most recent homework assignments in preparation for Friday's quiz and the upcoming Final Exam. We reviewed equations of lines (slope-intercept form and finding an equation given the slope & a point) and parallelograms."
"We reviewed for the student's upcoming test, her previous quiz, and homework that we'd worked on before. The student has a firm grasp on the material. She's going to work on more practice problems before her test."
"We worked on proofs and solving by substitution. I asked that she continue to look through her notes and study packets everyday for at least 15 minutes, focusing on memorizing the theorems."