Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, the student and I covered proportions, mixed fraction operations, and metric conversions. She did a great job with mixed fraction operations and metric conversions after I taught her a mnemonic. I showed her a step by step process to solving these problems, and she said that she preferred this method since it is straightforward. As always, she was a pleasure to tutor."
"We worked on parametric equations with calculus and did some more practice problems from the sections the student was currently on. He did well with this material, as he has been doing with the previous sections. We also worked on finding the maximum values of a parametrized function as well as the function's vertical and horizontal asymptotes."
"The student had a worksheet on rational polynomials and complex fractions. Mainly it dealt with finding least common denominators of a sequence of rational polynomials followed by simplifying them. He knows how to do this, I was really guiding him into better habits of writing his work. I showed him ways of writing his work so as to keep things straightforward as he goes. I think once this pattern of writing a lot is set, he will find a lot of his question answered."
"The student and I went over his third assignment of the semester. This week, he needs to perform a hierarchical multiple regression analysis, write up the results, and create an ePoster to present. He began by writing the introductory sections of the paper, outlining the current study and hypotheses. Then, he performed data screening, missing values analyses, and data transformations. After the data was prepared for analyses, he conducted a hierarchical multiple regression using 6 predictors over 3 steps. He will work on creating tables and his ePoster before our next session."
"Today the student and I worked on adding, subtracting, and multiplying fractions and vocabulary. She didn't struggle with anything. She maintained a positive attitude throughout the session. In terms of strategies or study skills, I let her know that the key to adding and subtracting fractions is to set a common denominator and that the key to multiplying fractions is to multiply across the numerator then multiply across the denominator."
"We went over radical and factoring binomial functions today. I gave the student some homework to do. I purposely made the problems so that he would have to do negative multiplications and additions. He is always a pleasure to have as a student."