Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We finished reviewing for the student's test this week. We worked on triangle angle sum, exterior angle theorem, polygon angle sum, and transformations. Transformations are getting better, but still need some work. He needs to look over his triangle similarity, exterior angle theorem and transformation notes especially before his test. We will work more on everything prior to his final next week."
"The student and I went over his geometry test to do test corrections. He was able to correct most of his mistakes by himself. We then reviewed his chemistry homework, which was to make a study guide for an upcoming quiz."
"We've begun work on polygons, particularly interior and exterior angles. We worked on that almost exclusively on this session. We worked partway through an assignment she had, enough for her to understand the principles, and she will be finishing it this week."
"The student had a test the day before our session, which she thinks she did okay on. She was able to get some extra help from her teacher after school one day this week, which helped her understand some of the topics covered in class. We spent our session doing a homework worksheet together concerning calculating the slopes of lines, horizontal and vertical lines and their slopes, slopes of parallel and perpendicular lines. Some of this material should be review for her, but she could definitely benefit from more practice with it. She should work on solving problems carefully and taking her time, and double checking her answers where possible."
"The student recently had a quiz in his math class that he felt prepared for but did not score very well on. Per his teacher, we went back over the quizzes and focused on what questions he missed and worked through them to make the corrections. We worked through the quiz correcting the questions and then he worked on a review sheet dealing with proportions to solve triangles where he did the majority of the work to make sure he was doing them correctly while I checked his work and assisted him if he needed help."
"In this lesson, we reviewed for the student's test tomorrow. We worked through his review sheet, practicing all the different types of problems that will be covered. The material mainly included finding angles and sides of figures based on the facts that sum of angles of triangle are 180, exterior angle = sum of two remote interior angles, and facts about arcs and lines in circles. He mentioned one of the challenges for him is getting started on these types of problems. Once he gathers some information, he can take it and run with it, but often he gets stuck in the beginning. Also, I noticed he would benefit from extra practice with the algebra aspect of things. A lot of these problems involved setting up a system of equations with multiple variables and solving such equations was not automatic for him yet."
"We worked identifying the perpendicular bisector, angle bisector, median, and altitude of triangles. The student was able to correctly identify what a given line segment was within a triangle using the definitions of each. She mentioned that she struggles with determining the orthocenter of a triangle if required to fill in the missing information needed to find this point. We worked through some of these problems, filling the missing and needed information to determine the orthocenter. Again we used the definitions of altitude, median, and bisectors to determine the value. I asked that she continue to practice solving problems from her text book."
"Both students and I worked together this session. I spent the majority of the session working with the first student on solving equations with decimals and fractions. He did a great job on the assignment. The second student and I looked at a few geometric proofs regarding triangle congruence"
"Prepped for the student's mid-term by working thru problems from his study guide. The only thing I suggested was to review formulas and linear equations. Gave him a reference sheet to help with formulas and pages in book to review linear equations."
"We continued to review for the student's upcoming test. I'm quite confident that she will do well on this test. She recently took a quiz that she got an A on. I recommend that she continues to review theorems to prepare her for the test."
"The student and I spent the majority of our time reviewing practice problems regarding basic trigonometry and conceptual geometry pertaining to bisecting and parallel lines. She excelled for the most part, and only needed minor pointers when solving more complex problems involving algebraic math."
"Both students were finished with Geometry, with the conclusion of their big project that they worked on during the last session. So today, we instead worked on some chemistry homework they had. The homework was over VSEPR theory and shapes, which refers to the type of shape molecular compounds make when they bond with each other and the placement of electrons that affect these shapes and their formation. We also covered a small portion of the semester exam review in chemistry and things went relatively smoothly, but they still had some problems understanding many of the concepts that referred to the detail and the formation of the shapes."