Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed for her midterm, and it seems she is getting the knack for stats. We are meeting again tomorrow before the test."
"We covered most of the questions for the student's final. I was happy to see that he had printed up all the notes and tables that were needed."
"We covered binomial distributions and probability. We reviewed old homework in preparation for his exam, and went through assigned review problems."
"Today we worked extensively in Unit 10 of the online K12 home school curriculum, covering Statistics. To build prior knowledge I explained that Statistics concerns making sense of information as numbers, like the results of a survey. Lesson 1 presented mean, mode, median as ways to find one number that describes the whole, or a central tendency. Range is the spread of the data, calculated by subtracting the smallest number from the largest. The student understood these concepts and earned 100% on the Skills Checkpoint quiz, which included reasoning that mode was best suited to describe a given data set. Lesson 2 covered Circle Graphs which he has seen before and made sense to him right away. It was noted that a circle graph is created by using degrees and that a circle has 360 degrees and where they are found. The student scored 100% on the assessment. He was supported on a review question about surface area where he mixed this up with volume. Then he was able to recall a method for calculating surface area of a rectangular prism. Further study of graphs in Lesson 3 led to thinking of when best to use a line graph, bar graph or stem and leaf. He earned 80% on the lesson assessment and showed strong understanding of how to interpret various graphs. Finally, Lesson 4 on Histograms presented the most challenge. He earned 100% on a Skills Update quiz where he showed skill in thinking about ratios. He earned 60% on the quiz about Histograms, with difficulty based in subtle nuances in the graphs. He is on track to complete the Math course with a B+ as required."
"This week the student and I worked on more of the online math problems his mathematics teacher assigned him and his class. I'm very pleased to announce that the student required minimal help in correctly completing the majority of those problems. He only required assistance in those problems that were tricky other than that his progress is steady and continuous."
"We covered the notes in her class and her prior tests. The student responded more so today when dealing with problems that are more relevant. As we get comfortable with each other, she tends to learn more."