Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I covered Central Limit Theorem, using both theoretical examples and developing an Excel spreadsheet to demonstrate the effect of sample means for increasing numbers of samples to tend toward the population mean."
"Went over estimated value, standard deviation, finding probability of multiple selections. Will go over midterm next time."
"The session covered several probability concepts. In particular, the focus was on independent events, unions, intersections, and mutually exclusive events. We also reviewed means, variances, regression and other concepts. The student is making significant progress."
"The student and I worked on Least and Greatest Common Denominator and finding out factors. We finished reviewing four chapters and he was very polite and attentive during the session. I think the student is making progress and getting a lot more questions right on his own. We will review what we went over this week during his next session and move from fractions into geometry."
"Today the student and I focused on her homework from class. We went over strategies to "read" math problems and turn them into equations and we developed personalized mnemonics to aid in problem solving. She was very enthusiastic about learning and getting things right and needed an extra push to be confident in herself."
"The student has a quiz in Algebra 2 tomorrow, so we spent our session focusing on studying for it. The quiz involves graphing all of the functions she has learned since the beginning of the school year. These graphs include polynomial, rational, absolute value, piecewise, roots, and exponential functions. We started off with a study guide provided by her teacher and then reviewed notes about each type of function. For each function, domain and range was also required to be found. She very proficient in graphing almost all of the functions. We reviewed piecewise a little more so she has a solid grasp on it. Then, we spent some time on rational functions. These are a little more difficult than the rest of the functions because there are asymptotes. It's important to find the vertical and horizontal asymptotes before graphing the function. Then, points can be plugged in on either side of the asymptote to generate a sketch. When terms can be cancelled out, it creates a hole in the function, which must be indicated on the graph and included in the domain/range. Another skill we practiced was using transformations on different parent functions. This involved horizontal and vertical shifting, horizontal and vertical reflections, and horizontal and vertical stretches or shrinks. It is also important to perform correct order of operations on the function for the transformations. Before her quiz tomorrow, she plans to review a few notes about the six different types of graphs, putting emphasis on reviewing the rational functions."