Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The session went very well. The student received 79/100 on his first quiz. Multiplication, addition rules, Conditional probability + practice problems at the end of chapter 4"
"This session was my first session with the student. He said that he sometimes needs help with more applied types of mathematics (like geometry and statistics) and feels that having someone to explain things to him would be really helpful. He wanted to complete a make-up assignment and the current homework assignment. The make up assignment was on using z-tables to navigate normally distributed data. He understood the related equations and how to substitute numbers where appropriate, but was a bit confused by the more applied items. I helped him work through the two problems that were giving him issues and focused on the fact that we were using what we knew in general about the normal distribution to interpret "real world" data. We also discussed his current assignment. I felt that, for most of the problems, he had a good idea as to what he should do; confirmation from me helped him feel confident. I helped him follow the examples in the book and solve the items assigned."
"We covered the concepts of linear regression, R and R^2, then did some practice problems about probability."
"We completed the homework which consisted of adding and subtracting radicals. These radicals included roots that were square, cube, quad, and to the fifth degree. We then went over what the student will learn tomorrow in class."
"The student & I covered several separate topics the last two sessions. We first dealt with the squares of numbers. Using picture diagrams, we were to estimate the sides of a square when given the areas in the surrounding squares. This led to a lesson in the nature of square roots & perfect squares. Next we covered long division. This was an awkward conceptual jump, but we are following the curriculum he's seeing in class. He was happy to get to practice his multiplication in the process, however, he struggled a bit with the idea that sometimes there's a remainder so you must find a number right below the dividend using the divisor. I left him a few practice problems on this to do on his own. Together we covered about 10 examples."
"Things covered with the student included: reading comprehension homework on how to properly behave in reverential setting."