Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student was preparing for a test that she was going to take on trig ratios. So for this session we went over cos, sin, and tan ratios and their inverses. She had a homework and review packet that we completed. I allowed her to lead the problems so that we could make sure she felt confident to complete the problems on her own. She was doing a great job of grasping which ratio to use and the only issues that arose were due to calculation errors. We made sure to go over the importance of double checking what you type into the calculator. Hopefully this helps eliminate these errors. I hope she does well on her exam!"
"Today we focused on the names and angles of the polygons. He needed to remember 12 names of the polygons starting from triangle. He divided them into 3 groups and made flashcards by drawing shapes and writing the names on the back. After that we worked on review problems about angles."
"The first student and I went over his homework assignment (Pg. 434 #5-9, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22) regarding cumulative review. I worked with the other student on a review for his exam. Both boys have their midterm exam tomorrow, covering Chapters 7-9. I spent a little time with the other student, reminding him to take his time, check all his work/answers to see if they are reasonable in relation to the original parameters, and to clearly mark his answers so that there is no ambiguity for his teacher to interpret."
"Tonight, we worked with rotations on a coordinate plane. We started by using a geo-board and drawings to visualize what happens when you rotate a point or a figure. Guided by the student's notes and homework assignment, we (1) identified the degree rotation around a coordinate plane, (2) identified the degrees of rotation around regular polygons, (3) graphed rotations on a coordinate plane, and (4) graphed rotations around regular polygons. One misconception that the student had was that an angle was a distance. Once we described and illustrated an angle as more of a fraction of a circle, rotations seemed to make more sense. Overall, the student had a great session and worked very hard. He seemed very comfortable with the material by the end of the session. Keep it up!"
"The student informed me that she has an upcoming math test on Thursday. After taking a quick look at her homework with her, I helped review her on congruent and similar triangles. I'm pretty confident on her grasp on quadrilaterals. She remarked after finishing her homework just how repetitive it's all getting. To prepare her for the test, I marked problems in her geometry textbook for her to do as review. I'm not sure just how strong her grasp on triangles are because she learned that in school before I started working with her. The majority of the review problems should covered triangles. What she really needs to watch out for on her test is not adding/ multiplying random numbers together. She needs to remember why she's adding/ subtracting/ multiplying/ dividing. I've been prompting her in our sessions when we go through the steps of each problem we're solving, and she'll catch herself when I ask her why she's adding or multiplying 2 numbers together. I've been reminding her to always understand why she's doing what she's doing, and I hope that she can do this on her own during the test."
"We went over parallelogram conjectures and special parallelogram conjectures. We practiced calculating angles and writing out proofs for her midterm. We went over the vocabulary terms she had previously struggled with."