Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I met to discuss the practice problems that she has now fully solved and to discuss ANOVA. I showed the her the basics of one-way ANOVAs and how to read post-hoc comparisons for these tests. We are focusing on reading and interpreting the outputs for these more complex tests. Later today we are going to meet to discuss the last few statistical tests that will likely pop up on her exam: Factorial ANOVA and Regression. If we have time we will also start really discussing how to do high quality APA style write ups"
"The student and I went over her review sheet for her upcoming math test on volume and surface area of 3D shapes. Overall, the student understands the concepts. I suggested she continue to memorize the formulas and review the more difficult types of problems (ex: multiple shapes combined like cones with spheres on top)."
"Reviewed the student's unit test, going over the few missed problems and helping him understand and work through them. We worked on scientific notation, addition of fractions, percentages and decimals. I gave the student a few math webs sites to use to help him practice and review these areas."
"I helped the student prepare for his math test. We covered order of operations, distributive property, and combining like terms. By the end of the session, the student had improved on these topics. I explained these to him so he could study them some more. Also, in the final minutes we reviewed his language arts homework on verb tenses."
"We started by going over what the student had done in school over the last two days. We found a social studies assignment about Andrew Jackson that he had not finished, and so he went through it in depth, going back to the book and looking up specific facts. We talked about Clay and Adam's "corrupt bargain," the rise of Andrew Jackson, and his method of governing. The student then showed me the online math work he'd been doing - apparently the teacher just wanted the kids to work on it on their own. He showed me the topics he was having trouble with, and we talked through complementary and supplementary angles, and how they could apply to problems involving parallel lines. His algebra is still pretty hit-or-miss, but I could tell he has been practicing. I think daily work online could really help him. Finally, we talked a little about his high school classes, and about what math he could take next year."
"I went over the calculus of vector-valued functions with the student, discussing limits and continuity, differentiation and tangent lines, and integration of vector valued functions. He has a good understanding of the mechanics of these problems, but needs to review differentiation and integration from calculus 1 and 2, which I recommended he do over the weekend."