Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, the student and I focused on basic algebra skills, including solving one variable in terms of another. We also practiced completing solution tables and graphing several sets of order pursuits to determine the graph of linear equations. We practiced rearranging equations without changing their values."
"Today, the student and I met to go through circumcenter, orthocenter, and other measures of central position for triangles. Things went pretty well, and we should be able to make something on Monday work for a final stint of review. He seems to be finding the newest material in the class very easy! Have a great weekend."
"Today, the student and I reviewed a few sheets of geometry homework that she felt very confused about. Together, we worked through understanding circumscribed and inscribed circles in triangles. We then used this material to identify additional information that we could derive from the given information about these circles. We then discussed a bit about properties of angle bisectors and how to identify that a ray, in fact, bisects an angle. Once she understood how her notes applied to her homework, she grasped the entire assignment quite quickly. I would like her to use highlighters or colored pencils to mark triangles or lines that are necessary for solving her geometry problems--this can help her ignore all of the unnecessary given information and find a pathway towards the side or angle she needs to solve."
"Today, the student and I reviewed Chapter 4 of his test to prepare for his upcoming exam later this week. We focused mainly on practicing proofs, as they are typically the most difficult section of the class. We also emphasized being well rested and in a good mindset to take the test."
"Today, the student and I revisited writing proofs, as well as broke down the concepts from 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, and 4.6. We had more success filling in the proofs. She is an incredibly bright young lady. She knows what the individual theorems and postulates mean and can identify them; she just needs work on the proper progression from the given material to proving the end statement. I assigned her homework. It is imperative that she do it. She needs to go back to the beginning of chapter 2 and write down all of the theorems and postulates that were written out in the book and write them in consecutive order so she can have them handy, all in one spot, and then it will be easier to remember which one of them to use when doing a proof. She was very alert tonight and participated well. We will continue proofs until she can complete 100% of an entire difficult proof on her own without any interjection from me."
"Today, the student and I went over her last math test and reviewed her mistakes. Most of the mistakes were minor errors rather than concepts, which is something we can easily fix. After that, we went over her homework on vectors and proofs, which she understood. Overall, it was a good lesson."