Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We focused on Geometry today as we discussed triangle theorems (AA, SAS, and SSS), similar vs. congruent triangles and their various properties. We ran through a series of problems demonstrating these concepts. No concerns this week."
"In this session we reviewed the calculation of arc lengths based on angles within and outside of the circle. The student showed me a previous test as well and we reviewed the test and I explained the incorrect answers. He was left with theorem review cards and worksheets that provided the correct answers for problems."
"We went over the recent Geometry chapter in preparation for the student's upcoming test. We reviewed altitudes of right triangles, geometric means, trig functions, special triangles, and the Pythagorean Theorem. We went over the entire chapter review section and worked through multiple practice problems. The student seems to understand the concepts very well."
"Today was the student's first tutoring session. After getting to know him and his geometry class a bit more, I believe he really just needs someone to go step-by-step with him and help him fully understand the thought process behind each question. He was able to quickly learn the patterns of today's chapter 7. We will continue to review chapter by chapter. As homework, he should repeat the Chapter 7 practice problems in the end of the chapter. Next Tuesday, we will review chapter 7 and go on to chapter 8."
"We reviewed the student's progress in Spanish/Math/Physics so far and worked on organizing his folders and documents for the upcoming 4th quarter. I assigned him extra Spanish vocabulary words to write on his flashcards along with workbook pages to further strengthen his Spanish grammatical skills."
"The student and I reviewed her latest homework sections in preparation for a quiz. This included topics such as proofs of similarity of shapes and proportions. She wanted help on problems offering an equation of various coefficients multiplied by "x" or "y." The problem asked to find the ratio of "x" to "y." She would at first set up problems to be solved according to the use of cross-multiplication. As I asked her to explain her reasoning, we logically compared ratios to corresponding items, and she agreed that it made sense to do so in this manner. We solved a proofs problem from scratch. I prompted her to consider avoiding certain angles, which she was attempting to use to show similarity but did not correspond to the interior of the two smaller target triangles within a given diagram. When she realized her mistake, she was successful finding other corresponding angles that would fit, arriving at similarity by the "AA" theorem."