Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session we covered probability, z-test and its uses, as well as a take home quiz that discussed previous chapters. No new scores or grades, outside of positive homework grades. Student had very few problems. No extra practice or concerns."
"Met with student. Reviewed issues, study habits and organizational skills. Finally started the statistics issues. Student has good understanding of the relevant terminology. Taught him relaxation techniques and discussed time of study. Student anxious to please and improve."
"We worked on finding the sum of squares within, sum of squares between, and sum of squares total. We also found the degrees of freedom between, the degrees of freedom within, and the degrees of freedom total. All of these statistics helped us find and evaluate the F statistic, which helped in determining whether or not a value was significant or not. We also worked to compute and compare statistics. We ran post hoc tests, ANOVAS, T-tests etc. She has a test Friday."
"Instead of a lecture, we spent the time working on some homework questions since she understood most of the materials on experimenting already. The problems covered control groups, placebo effect, different type of studies, and Simpson's Paradox. We managed to work our way through all of the computational problems. Since this section is not very mathematics-heavy, she was able to get a very good understanding of all the materials."
"The student and I are still working on getting him caught up on his lessons. Today we worked on chapters 4-6 which involved relationships between variables. Specifically, we talked about r, r^2 and linear regressions. He didn't have a lot of trouble with the formulas introduced, but had some questions about summation notation. He also had some issues with residuals, but we talked about how they are the difference between the actual and predicted y values. We should be able to get caught up this week, and I have asked him to finish as much of the lab as he can before our next meeting."
"The student is so delightful! This was our first session, so I was just getting to know her. She is struggling with math. We spent most of our time on addition and subtraction with carrying as well as rounding and estimating. She had not fully learned the rules about carrying. We cleared that up. By the end of our session, she seemed to have mastered carrying and rounding."
"Teach: Subtracting Fractions with Like Denominators. We worked on a few problems together. The student then completed a practice sheet and demonstrated mastery; she had to subtract fractions with like denominators and simplify if possible."
"We started by going over what we did last time. Since then she has taken a quiz, and she got a 75 on it. After 20 or so minutes of working on proving statements to be true using the Law of Syllogism and Law of Detachment, she seemed to get the hang of it (she answered every question correctly by the end). So, we began to work on the new stuff, which was an introduction to Geometric Proofs. These concepts are fairly new to her, but I think she will get it eventually."
"We went over the practice test work sheet. The student was very good at picking up concepts and after I showed her one example, she could do it on her own. She just needs a little more practice with the new concept, she will be good! Everything is good and no concerns."
""What did you cover specifically?" We covered Chapters 1 and 2 of the student's university program, in order to prepare him for his approach in midterm exam. Then, I gave him a short oral quiz on the very brief Act I: Scene 6 of "Macbeth". "Did you see any scores/grades to note progress?" The student has proven way ahead of what he needs to know for his college exam. So, the practice tests that we worked on today only served as review for him. "What was the student struggling with most?" He somewhat struggled with simplifying certain equations involving inequalities, radicals, and complex numbers (i.e. imaginary numbers) on the more difficult problems. However, after a little bit of explanation, he understood the concepts. "Did you leave them with any extra practice?" We peeked at the next few chapters of his college program. So, I will prepare practice worksheets/problems for him that will cover those topics. "Any concerns from this session?" N/A"
"For the first hour the student and I worked on algebra. We covered arithmetic and geometric sequences. We practiced creating rules for the nth term as well as calculating sums. We finished the session by reviewing topics that will be on her physics quiz. She did very well and seemed to have a good grasp on all topics."
"We continued to work with ratios of proportionality. This time the student was required to write equations for the ratios, as opposed to before, where he was given an equation and just had to plug in to find the answer. We continued to work on story problems."