Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I reviewed sections 1.4-1.6. She has a quiz tomorrow. She states she feels much better about this material than the last quiz. We covered vertical angles, linear angles, congruent sides/angles, and algebraic expressions to find sides of polygons. The one thing that she really needs to look over before the exam is naming polygons. She needs to memorize the tables."
"Today the student had a few math problems on stem and leaf and box and whisker data plots. Once he completed these, we did a few significant figure and scientific notation problems in Chemistry. He did well on these. I also asked him if he had completed some overdue homework from last week, which he had turned in. I am going to try to check each session for any other homework that he might have to make sure that he is current on all work. He is great to work with, very bright young man!"
"Today the student worked on her weekend homework. It covered transversal lines and the angles created by them. We worked on determining which angles were vertical, corresponding, same side exterior and interior, and alternate side interior and exterior, and which would be equal or supplementary. She seemed to understand the concepts well and worked with a great attitude."
"Today was a big review of old materials from long ago. We covered arc lengths and concepts governing distances using them. He did well with those and reasoned well on how they should be implemented. We also worked on finding the centroid of a triangle using medians and midpoints. He had some difficulty remembering the distance formula, but he quickly remembered it."
"Today was my first geometry session with the student, and it went very well. We spent the time establishing how to structure our future sessions in order to maximize her learning. Today's homework focus was determining the measure of angles inside circles formed by line segments and tangents. She has a general grasp."
"Today was my first meeting with the student tutoring him in Geometry. He had taken a chapter test today, so he didn't have any homework to do. Instead, we went over all of the content areas that were covered in that chapter. This included identifying the various angles formed by a transversal (e.g., alternate exterior) and their properties, complementary and supplemental angles and their properties, linear pairs, acute, obtuse, vertical angle theorem, midpoint theorem, and bisecting angle theorem. We also went through some associated proofs using these properties and theorems. I showed why the angle measure of a line is 180 degrees to explain why the sum of a linear pair is also 180 degrees. I did this so he understood this concept instead of merely taking it on faith. We also did a smattering of algebra."