Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"First, the student and I reviewed the basic multiplication facts. He is improving but we are still working towards instant recall of the facts. Next, we discussed strategies to use when adding and subtracting numbers mentally. It is easy to do mental computation when you find a friendly number, 5 or 10. Afterwards, we spent the majority of our time working on multiplying 3 digit numbers by one digit. Out of the 15 problems, he was able to answer 8 correctly the first time. He was able to identify and correct his own mistakes for 4 of the 15 problems. Lastly, he and I worked on application problems relating to comparing fractions. Initially, he thought that eating 6/10 of a pie meant eating more than 3/5 of a pie. However, visual representations helped to clarify that misconception."
"We did problems the student's grandfather gave her to do. She liked this more and got more out of the lesson, so I will try to make and find more problems like those."
"The student and I worked on a summer review packet that reviewed algebra 2 concepts like exponents, polynomials, factoring, polynomial fractions, absolute value, and solving systems of inequalities."
"This lesson we learned a lot about *confidence intervals*. I showed the student how to methodically read through a problem, writing all the important information down, and then just plug it all into one of two equations! She sometimes gets mixed up with which variable is what, or which equation to use, but when she saw the step-by-step process it really helped."
"The client is taking introductory statistics and wanted help with one way ANOVA and post hoc testing (Bonferroni). We went over all of her work and output and practiced writing up the results. She wanted to make sure that she won't lose any points by being any less thorough than possible, so we went over each problem extremely closely and wrote up all angles of the results in APA style."
"The student and I worked ahead a little today, covering correlation and linear regression. She understood correlation very easily, but regression was, understandably, more of a challenge until we saw it in action with practice work. The practice work went smoothly."