Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over various proofs for similar triangles and quadrilaterals, including AA, right angle triangle, HL, SSS, ASA, and SAS. Then we solved geometric problems using similar ratios. He has a good understanding, and just needs to know his theorems and postulates. I left him a copy of the master list."
"The student and I went spent the whole time working on homework. We spent about half an hour going over how to use a compass, ruler, and protractor to draw isosceles triangles when given either 3 side lengths or an angle and a side length. After that, we went over more isosceles triangle problems, including algebraic solving for sides and angles. She has gotten so much more comfortable with algebra since last year! Finally, we finished off with a marathon two-column proof! One sticking point for her with isosceles triangles was equilateral triangles, but as long as she remembers that all angles in an equilateral triangle are 60 degrees, she should feel very confident about this topic overall!"
"The student and I went through Section 4.3 and completed all of the problems. The only thing she really needs to practice for her quiz on Thursday is the distance formula. She completely understands the concepts, but it is the simple arithmetic that she isn't getting on point. We will go over some more distance formula problems and review Sections 4.1 thru 4.3 and take mini quizzes to make sure that to make sure she aces her test!"
"The student and I were exploring medians and altitudes in triangles. In the beginning, we went over all definitions and theorems in this section. We learned a property of centroid and applied it in solving practice problems. Moreover, we calculated the distance between the vertex and centroid, when the triangle was given by its coordinates. We calculated median using relationships in an isosceles triangle. Also we constructed medians and centroid in a triangle. Then we constructed the altitude in a triangle. Next, we proved the theorem about the medial drawn from the vertex to the base in isosceles triangles as a two-column proof."
"The student and I worked more on simplifying rational expressions. We did some challenging multi-step polynomials where you had to factor multiple different ways."
"The student and I worked on chemistry today. He had a review sheet that we went over. I corrected some of the work he'd done on his own (he needed to be more careful with rounding and sig figs). When balancing equations, I had him talk through his process out loud, and he was much more successful that way."