Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on her final session for her final this month. We reviewed the problems she got wrong on the midterm and other tests."
"We reviewed parallelogram problems involving areas and altitudes. Volume and surface area of cutout solids. Circles, tangents, secants, chords."
"We finished the review for the final, going over central angles, inscribed angles, and lateral area, total area, and volume of three-dimensional shapes."
"We began work on the student's review packet for her final. We got about halfway and talked about basic definitions, applications of parallel lines, and symbolic logic. She forgot some of the details in the very old topics but she caught on quickly. She is very good with linear equations."
"For the first half of the session, we discussed special right triangles including 45-45-90 triangles and 30-60-90 triangles. On this part of the lesson, the student found missing sides of the right triangle using the special right triangle ratios, and then he moved onto finding the perimeter and area of squares, rectangles, and equilateral triangles using the ratios of right triangles. We then discussed and practiced triangle congruence problems, including SSS, SAS, ASA, AAS, and HL theorems. We also discussed what an included angle and side was and what a non included angle and side was."
"The student was going to have an exam the following day and wanted some last minute review work beforehand. He had multiple review packets that his teacher gave him; we went over the material in both of them to make sure he had all his concepts down. For the most part, he knew how to tackle the questions he encountered. Once again, however, proofs gave him a lot of trouble. We went over each proof twice, once with my help, and then once again by himself, so that I could make sure he understood the question and what he needed to do on his own. He was able to figure out the easy proofs on his own, but the one difficult proof in the packet gave him a lot of trouble. We went over it 3 or 4 times before he had a good idea of what to do on his own, and he told me at the end of the session that he would continue to practice on his own so that he could handle more difficult proofs on his exam."