Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Session 1 Trigonometric ratios, how to use trig functions with right triangles to find the unknown sides or angles. We worked on a few challenging word problems that required more-involved algebra. Session 2 We worked on finding the perimeter and area of regular polygons. How to find the central angle of polygons, the apothem, and radius. We practiced with polygons involving 30-60-90/45-45-90 triangles, and then those that required trigonometry to find the unknown lengths."
"This time we worked with circles and answered some questions that looked like they had very tricky solutions. The questions involved lines intersecting circles and the ratios they create. We also did a few questions which involved describing various geometric objects by their constraints. The notes called them locus problems. We had to use what we knew of parallel and perpendicular lines to describe the set of points that satisfied the criteria. We then generalized this into higher dimensions."
"We began and completed the first third of the student's geometry final review. She did well and had very little problem with this section. We had to look up the properties and characteristics of a parallelogram, rectangle, rhombus, square, etc., but she had all the key concepts down."
"Today was our final session before finals. We discussed all the areas that he was having problems with and practiced answering and approaching problems. I left him to continue learning his formulas and theorems."
"Review for a test on Wednesday. We covered many topics of probability. The student mainly needed an overview of her review questions. She had a few questions that she wanted to go over. She did not seem to be struggling with anything, but stated she needed a review just to firm up the concepts."
"I met with the student on the day before her geometry test, and I think she's ready to take the test. She took a 55 question practice test in an hour and did really well. We spent some time going over the practice test. We then made a review index card for her final and I told her to practice with a few more problems, especially those related to volume and surface area."
"Reviewed for the student's final; taught 30-60-90 degree triangles and 45-45-90 degree triangles; gave several examples we worked on together, then gave her practice problems to try herself; taught square root concept and how to apply it in simplifying problems with radicals; explained conceptually what square root means; discussed study techniques and how to organize her remaining hours to study before Friday's exam; and discussed key concepts. Created a to-do list for her to study."
"We went over the student's final exam packet for Geometry. We went over everything covered in the course of the semester, including triangles, quadrilaterals, regular polygons, parallel lines, circles, inequalities, geometric probability, areas and volumes of figures, arcs, and chords. The student seems very-well prepared for his test, and it has been a pleasure working with him this semester!"
"The student and I did practice tests together. He does very well on the multiple choice questions. He gets a lot of the part 2 and part 3 questions correct. I reviewed a little bit with him but I would like to continue to review a little more, so that he is able to get the most points out of it."
"The student wanted to spend time reviewing past geometry assignments. We went through several assignments that involved finding arc lengths and the measures of arcs and angles when lines intersect inside and outside of the circle. The time we spent was very productive,"
"The student seemed to have a good grasp of the material we covered, and felt comfortable as we walked through the practice problems. He did not complete the problems I assigned him last time, but said that he would have it ready for tomorrow."
"The student and I started off today by reviewing some of yesterday's concepts including classification and midcenters. We then discussed area of regular polygons and some basic dimensional definitions before looking at three-dimensional figures, surface area, and volume."