Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has made up his test and felt good about it, though he does not yet know his grade. During his absence he missed an introduction to polygons. His teacher gave him a notes sheet to fill in. Here are the concepts we reviewed, via the notes sheet provided and some supplementary notes I made with him: "“definition of a polygon. "“definition of a diagonal, concave, and convex polygons. "“names of polygons by number of sides (3"“12). "“definition of a regular polygon, formulas for finding the sum of the interior angles and the measure of each interior angle in a regular polygon, as well as the measure of each exterior angle of a regular polygon. "“definitions and attributes of parallelograms, rectangles, rhombuses, squares, trapezoids, and kites. I assigned him some flashcards on the exterior and interior angles of formulas as well as on the definitions and attributes of all the aforementioned types of quadrilaterals. Overall, the session felt a little like an information dump, but surprisingly, he did not get discouraged or bored. Rather, he seemed engaged throughout and even anticipated some of the things I said and beat me to it, so I could tell he was paying attention and understanding."
"For this session, the student and I went through Triangle Congruence (ASA, SSS, AAS, HL). He seemed to understand the concept of triangle congruence but had some difficulty with providing reasoning through proofs, which we concentrated heavily on."
"Review of tests and HW for geometry. Review of radicals and quadratic equation for algebra II. The girls seem to have fine study habits and pay attention well, more time spent on reviewing the steps and strategies behind their HW problems should be beneficial."
"The student and I continued to work on problems for her test tomorrow. We covered secants, tangents, and all corresponding theorems. When we broke down the steps, she remembered everything. She knows the material. She should also go over her flashcards so she can memorize all the theorems. Good luck on the test!"
"Worked with the student and her friend on her geometry project, explaining how to use formulas in the case of ripples on water."
"We prepped for the student's test tomorrow on Area. Most of this was review of what we did last week. He is solid on those concepts. The new part of the chapter was area of circle, which he has mastered, and sectors, which needed work. We spent about an hour working thru problems dealing with using area of sector formulas. Towards the end, things started to click and he began to feel more comfortable. I recommended he continue to study and work through problems before tomorrow."