Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I reviewed for her final tomorrow. We discussed finding area and using scale factor to find the ratio of the areas."
"Today, we went over special right triangles, and transitioned into identifying special quadrilaterals."
"I met with the student's brother for a session helping him review several geometry tests that his mother printed off to assess his knowledge for the upcoming online classes he will be taking. He had most of the problems completed, but there were gaps in knowledge over a few topics of geometry. Differentiating between right-triangle geometry and triangles without right angles was an important topic we covered: law of sines and law of cosines. Also, we went over a few formulas for arc length and chords. Some of the material he covered may not normally be in a high school geometry class. Generally, he seemed to have answers close to the right answer although he didn't use the correct method to get to them. We went over the steps needed for most of the problems and the formal method to solve. He seems pretty knowledgeable but just needs a little more formal direction in the subject."
"The student and I met today to review for his test tomorrow. He had about 6 problems to review from his test review packet. Mostly this test will challenge him on problems related to the distance formula, and finding the sums of interior angles, exterior angles, and individual angles in regular polygons. We did a couple of additional problems to strengthen areas that were giving us issues. Overall this was a productive session and he seems ready to do well on his test."
"We had an extra long study session covering triangle congruence and proofs. I covered some test taking strategies and made up an acronym for the most common proof style. He was excited and willing to try harder problems for fun. He got much better in the last week. I told him to try the practice test at the end of the chapter and look over flashcards I made for him. He has a test on Tuesday. I think he'll do very well."
"The student's class is moving fairly slowly. Not wanting to move too far ahead, we continued to look at conjectures of triangles and using these conjectures to determine missing angle measures. We developed a new process for him to work on these better by thinking of the conjectures as tools in his toolbox that he can use provided he has the right situation. I encouraged him to sit down and write out all his tools and what he needed to use them. I think this will improve his ability to solve for angles and do angle chases."