Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student solved a worksheet due for homework tomorrow that focused on triangular proofs. I helped him work through the problems he had trouble with. I then gave him extra problems for practice."
"We reviewed volumes and total surface areas of geometric figures. In particular, we drew prisms using translations of a triangle in a plane. We discussed how to obtain spheres or cones by rotation of circles or triangles. Next, we found volume of right triangular prisms and pyramids. In addition, we calculated lateral surface area and total surface area of prisms, pyramids, and regular polygons. I recommended the student write a formula sheet to this Unit and use it daily. We reviewed all the main formulas and how to use them."
"Today's session was spent mostly on reviewing and applying definitions, postulates, and theorems to homework and practice problems. Specifically, we reviewed postulates and theorems that apply to triangles (e.g., corresponding parts of congruent triangles are congruent, AAS, SAS, SSA, SSS). The student is committed to passing Geometry and is willing to learn. It would benefit her to practice at least one proof daily, which will help her apply learned postulates, theorems, and definitions. This is especially important as she has an upcoming test. The next session is scheduled for Wednesday."
"Today the student expressed interest in reviewing some basic geometry concepts. We took a look at basic number notation (based on powers of 10), how to simplify radicals, and dived into discussions of length, area, and volume, reviewing the basic circle equations for area and circumference."
"Today we went ahead of the class, studying problems involving isosceles, scalene, right, and obtuse triangles. We also looked into using CPCTC theorem to prove congruence of sides and angles. The student did very well in his last quiz. He is confident and well prepared to tackle the present problems."
"The student has a summative assessment on Friday, so we reviewed all the topics we covered this semester. We went through her old quizzes and solved the problems she got wrong or had problems with. We also compared the solutions she got today to the solutions she came up with the first time she solved the problems. Her grasp of the concepts has greatly approved and has allowed her to solve the problems in fewer steps. She needed no help solving problems, and I am confident she will do well on her exam."