Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, the student and I reviewed her Chapter 9 and 10 assignments. We reviewed the null hypothesis and the alternative hypothesis and how to assess whether or not to reject or fail to reject the null hypothesis. We also covered when to use the two-tailed and when to use the one-tailed hypothesis testing. We also reviewed the probability of the area under the normal curve."
"In preparation for the student's upcoming test on Wednesday, we worked through t-distributions, test statistics against a null hypothesis, and chi-squares. We spent several hours working on his homework problems, and about an hour working through his test study guide. Initially, the work was very difficult, but we began to see patterns that connected to previous lessons and concepts."
"Today the student and I began our discussion on hypothesis testing. I think we will probably spend a few sessions on this topic as it is a very important one in statistics and likely to appear on her final exam. It will be crucial for her to understand hypothesis testing in relation to the z- and t-tests that were introduced in confidence intervals."
"Great first meeting with the student. She is a real pleasure to work with, a good student. We worked on hypothesis testing for proportions, and she seemed to grasp it pretty well. She is going to do more homework problems."
"We covered the remainder of hypothesis testing, its equations, concepts, and uses, as well as revisiting the Excel project. We reviewed the instructor's comments and implemented changes to polish the project. We had to rework a few sections pertaining to histograms and their graphs."
"For this lesson with the student, we went over his quiz and covered the relevant material. This included factoring binomials and polynomials, in addition to expanding quadratics, recognizing different ways to factor (such as by grouping), difference of squares, difference of cubes, sum of cubes, etc."
"The students and I went through homework. I tried to keep pointing out problems that cover topics they will find on the ISEE. We covered division, fractions, word problems, essay writing, and social studies. Next time, we will hit ISEE hard and address problems uncovered by their recent practice test."
"During our session, the student and I completed a homework assignment that was due in class the next day. Through this process, we discussed how to solve systems of inequalities with constraints and how to determine maximum profit coordinates via graphing and substitution. We also discussed and began to complete a case study problem that is due next Friday."
"The student and I studied for her second calculus exam, scheduled for tomorrow. She will practice setting up volume problems a little more before the exam."
"We covered solving equations that involve sums with quadratic equations in the denominator. We also looked at higher order inequalities and did some review of the test he took two weeks ago. His test score was average for the class. He should get a 10 point bonus on the test after correcting it."
"We reviewed solving one step algebra problems, focusing on dividing by fractions. We then looked ahead at two step algebra problems, and talked about how there were several methods but some are easier than others. She picked up the new concepts easily, and through them she showed a better understanding of the easier problems."
"We extended our discussion from one linear equation to a system of two linear equations and their solution. We then extended discussion to include inequalities. All these discussion include their graphical expression and meaning. We also continued to review algebraic manipulations and principles that the student is beginning to grasp."