Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We did the problems on the worksheet that her teacher gave her. We completed chapter 5 and reviewed the various theorems. We also did problems from the textbook."
"-I reviewed test questions with the student from previous exam. -I reviewed test prep review packet which covered chain rule, differentiating and differentiating logarithms"
"The student has a geometry exam tomorrow. She was concerned about the proofs and this unit covered proving that two triangles are congruent. She knew the different ways to prove two triangles congruent and had a good habit of writing them on the top of the page. She still was confused with alternate interior angles, which we reviewed with four parallel lines and multiple transversals. She was able to find all alternate interior angles for each transversal. She showed a clear understanding of the reflexive property, but still had difficulty breaking down a line to match their respective triangles so we practiced making L shapes on the triangle to find the name of a right angle and used multiple colored pens to mark off each triangle and the congruent sides and angles. We reviewed Lewis dot diagrams (chemistry) and how to draw diagrams to show how two elements bind, as well as figure out the formula."
"Today, we worked more on proofs for different problems. We went over two different sheets (one classwork and one homework) focusing on proofs and finding angle values. The student showed some interest in learning the proofs. I gave him a worksheet with some of the basic postulates, theorems, and properties. Next week, I will bring in more sample problems focusing on finding angle values."
"The student and I discussed number series. We worked on identifying patterns in sequences and finding equations to describe these sequences. We covered a problem involving the number of handshakes possible in a room. He did well."
"Today's session continued with triangles! Since our last session the student has moved on to understanding/determining how triangles are congruent using sides and angles. He was able to grasp the curriculum material really well - he assured me it was pretty easy and straightforward. We spent a majority of the session going over some notes on the subject, and we went a little past what the current scope of his class is. In addition to determining if triangles are congruent with the given information, he was asked to solve for x and y in these advanced questions. After going through them together, things "clicked" well. We concluded tonight's session with a few concept questions from his class packet and 4 practice problems we will cover in our next session."