Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I covered hypothesis testing, t stat and p value interpretations. This is about the point where a midterm would be given so I gave her some problems to do."
"Covered accuracy of averages, accuracy of percentages, confidence intervals, distinguishing between good and bad samples, differentiating between types of standard error, Bootstrap method and square root method. Continued to draw connections between the homework questions and the examples in the text. The student had not read the text but did not take long to get into the swing of the material. We were not able to complete the homework though we discussed how to complete it."
"I introduced finding standard deviation and variance of a random variable to the student, as well as what happens to those values when you add constant to or multiply that variable by a constant. In addition, we covered binomial distributions and reading a cumulative binomial distribution chart, as well as finding total numbers of combinations in a sample and finding probabilities using a hypergeometric distribution. She seemed to have grasped the material as I presented it to her!"
"The student and I continued on the topic of graphing, focusing on parabolas instead of circles. Skills such as completing the square and identifying the center carries over, but the features defined in the parabolic standard equation are new and unfamiliar. We worked on problems that require graphing parabolas based on its vertex, focus, and directrix. To help reinforce the process, we made it a habit to write the coordinates and equations of each feature before graphing. This helps the student remember which features are lines vs. points and makes it easier to keep the correct signs. After add these steps, the problems came more easily for the student and he expressed more confidence on the subject."
"We reviewed the simplex method again and solved problems involving more variables and systems of equations. At first, we struggled with understanding the simplex method, but by the end of the session, we were able to solve some complex problems, demonstrating the student understood the method."
"The student and I reviewed differentiation and integration techniques, such as chain rule and substitution. She got the hang of it, she just needs to get more practice in. She also had a packet of old AP exams that her teacher provided for her, so we worked on a few of the problems dealing with areas, volumes, and velocity/acceleration of a particle."