Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered arcs, cords, equations of circles, angle measures, and line segments. The student led most of the discussion and homework problems himself."
"Today we started reviewing for the student's geometry final! She is finished learning new material, but they covered so much material through the semester that there is plenty to review. We completed four sections, including the hinge theorem, properties of irregular triangles, the Pythagorean theorem, and special right triangles."
"We covered Geometry problems to help the student review for her upcoming test. She overall knew how to solve the problems and was able to refresh her memory on older topics. The tutoring session helped her become more confident in solving geometry problems as well as answering algebra related questions."
"Today, I helped the student prepare for a geometry test he has tomorrow. We began by working on circle problems. We worked with finding radius from a given area, diameter, or circumference. Then we moved into finding area or circumference by using a given radius. We then moved into finding area or circumference when the other is given. Next, we worked on clock problems, finding the angles between the hands at specific times. We then spent the rest of the session working on triangular proofs, including proving that two triangles are congruent and proving that corresponding parts of congruent triangles are congruent. He seemed much more confident at the end of the session than he did at the beginning. I told him to text or call me with any questions or last minute help tomorrow during his study hall before he starts his test. The student has a positive attitude, as always, and seems very excited to understand things that were previously confusing."
"The student scored above 100% on his last test. He is also feeling confident about the material in the next test dealing with determining the slopes of lines, distance, and midpoint of certain lines given the end point locations. I invented a real world scenario where he was asked to determine whether two streets on a map were perpendicular or not given two points on each. He quickly understood the negative reciprocal slopes would prove perpendicularity, and his steps in determining this answer were well done. Next, we moved ahead to beginning to study for the later final exam, which would include material throughout all of the second semester. We recalled a problem he had difficulty with in a past test and resolved it from scratch. This time he quickly recognized a system of equations and did well setting up the problem and solving for two unknowns. Later, we reviewed a problem from a past test also requiring the use of a system of equations, which he was not as fast to see. Once it was shown to him how this could be, he understood but was caught up in the multiple algebraic steps in FOILing and resolving for the desired "r" (radius) value."
"Today, I helped the student prepare for his upcoming test on Wednesday. This test is a big one; it covers two entire chapters in the book instead of the typical one. We've been working hard on this material, though, so the student seems well prepared. We started by reviewing his most recent sections, material that we had not yet gone over together yet. This dealt with finding the surface area and volume of a sphere and determining the factors of similar three-dimensional figures. The student definitely needed to review these sections, especially the last one, so we spent most of our time on these. For the remainder of our time, we talked through each of the sections that will be on his test and made sure he understood the material. He asked me a few questions in some of the sections, and we reviewed those specifically. I think with this final review, the student is ready for his test!"