Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on a new topic: exponential functions. He worked very well this session. After I pointed out to him a few tricks for determining the transformations of an exponential function, he was able to do the entire worksheet with hardly any help. We also worked on story problems."
"The student and I worked on coordinate proofs in his geometry course. We went over his homework problems, and he finished his assignment rather quickly. During this assignment, we were able to move away from two column proof, which was a welcome sight for him, as he was able to use graph paper to prove equality of sizes and shapes by their measures. We then moved on to work on some additional challenge problems and reviewed some of our strategies for solving general proofs of triangles. He seemed very motivated during today's session, and he did very well."
"The student and I worked on determining the x and y intercepts of linear relations and how to graph lives based on two sets of ordered pairs. Afterwards, we read Chapter 6 of "The Outsiders" and discussed general topics for a summary."
"The student and I worked on finding unknown values in a triangle, given congruency markings and algebraic expressions. At the beginning of the session, she was having a difficult time setting up the proper equation that would allow her to solve for the unknown value. She had a positive attitude toward the material, and was willing to put in the work to learn the material. We approached the material from various angles, and worked through numerous practice exercises, and she was able to set up the problems by the end of the session. She is currently preparing for next week's test."
"The student and I worked on parallel line properties, exterior and interior alternate angles, and corresponding angles. Then we proceeded to solve algebraic problems involving the properties. We also downloaded and printed a protractor, and I showed him how to make a straight-edge out of paper."
"The student and I worked on proving the congruency of triangles using the SAS (Side-Angle-Side), SSS, ASA, and AAS principles. Before that, I explained to him how those 4 principles prove that two triangles are congruent."