Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked through problems missed on the practice test as well as on practice exercises in exponent and square roots. The student will continue working on her vocabulary and roots as well as finish some practice exercises before our next meeting tomorrow. Test Score Composite - 690"
"Law of sines and law of cosines. Still having some trouble with which side goes with which angle, and when it is better to use law of sines versus law of cosines, but once I explained how to apply each, he was able to understand the whole thing much better."
"Today we went over a practice test and did several practice questions for the quantitative section. I am giving the student as much time as she needs to answer the questions to make sure she understands how to answer them. Later on, I plan to move on to timing her while she answers the questions to make sure she does not work too slow and has enough time on the test."
"Continued to do practice SAT tests from the College Board's Official Study Guide. I showed the student some shortcuts in the math section and was happy to see her applying some of my strategies for eliminating wrong answers. She is also substituting in answer choices for algebra problems and recognizing patterns in the questions asked. I defined some more words in the reading section for her. I then had her complete a 10-minute practice section for writing to make sure she could finish the test under time pressure. Finally, we visited the College Board website to order the Question and Answer service for her May sitting of the SAT and I showed her the online answer key for the practice tests in the book."
"During this session, I gave the student a quiz based on a videoed lecture, which she watched and took notes about. We went over her quiz and her notes after the quiz. I then reviewed 5 note-taking styles, and taught her how to take notes using the Cornell method. We then watched another lecture together and she took notes using the Cornell method. I gave her a short story to read for homework, "The Veldt," and asked her to write a comment or plot point, a question or point of confusion, and a prediction. She told me during our first meeting that she has a hard time focusing on certain types of reading, so I am hoping that this technique will help keep her invested and focused as she reads."
"I modeled autoregressive, moving-average, and ARMA relationships on given data. We studied differenced data to remove trend. We evaluated AR-MA models with ACF and PACF plots and Box-Ljung test. We generated dlog variable by differencing logarithm of given GDP data."