Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered all the remaining exercises in the student's review sheet in Geometry for her finals except for the last page, which was on Chapter 6. She needed tips on SAA type questions. She seems quite prepared for her midterm test and was efficient in solving the items on her review sheets. Just a few minor mistakes and reminders were called for as she solved the questions/exercises. She is actually a quick learner and solves fast, too."
"We covered Chapter 6, on properties of regular polygons, parallelograms, rectangles, rhomboids, kites, and trapezoids and their diagonals. This was in preparation for the student's exam on Tuesday. Strategies such as finding transverses and congruent shapes within the diagram were needed. In order for her to succeed, she must continue to challenge herself in utilizing these strategies effectively by continuing to practice these exercises. She showed consistent improvement throughout the whole session."
"We covered factoring of higher order polynomials. A lot of the work was very involved, but the student did well with the concepts themselves."
"We covered geometric constructions of triangles with midsegments, squares, and rectangles with diagonals. We also did verification/proofs of bisecting diagonals. Most of these were done using figures on a coordinate plane with ordered pair vertices. The student seemed to grasp all of the concepts and could do all the problems with very little difficulty. We did need to go over why the teacher would set up a problem in a particular way - for example, why the variable coordinates 2b and 2c were chosen instead of just b and c. We also discussed that the labeling was not consequential - you'd get the same result regardless of the variables you select."
"We covered geometric proofs, focusing on triangles within triangles, since this is the area the student had the most difficulty with. I thought she had a very solid grasp on the concepts and only had trouble with the really challenging questions. At the end of the session we touched on force equations and diagrams from her physics class, and she had no problems in that area."
"We covered how to determine complementary and supplementary angles in regular and irregular polygons. The student does not have some of the basic geometry facts memorized, like 180 degrees in a straight line, so I worked with her to create a fact sheet to use until she memorizes these items. She works very hard to learn these items."