Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went through his homework from math class. His class is beginning to learn about graphing with ordered pairs. I thought it would be a nice segue to learn about the vocabulary associated with graphing and coordinates. He is very familiar with graphing points on a graph so I went on to discuss slopes of lines and how to relate the x and y points. After discussing this, we did some practice with dependent and independent variables."
"Concepts: p-values, confidence levels, hypothesis testing, errors in hypothesis decisions. We went over the problems she had on her homework and then I would explain the underlying concepts in depth, provide many different ways of answering the question, and describe how all the concepts fit together."
"Today the student and I worked on his paper and his math homework. I'm proud to say that the paper he wrote today was great. I think that his inspiration spoke through in the paper and made it that much better. In addition his math homework went very well today. He understood the concepts very quickly."
"Today was our first session. We decided to cover material that he has worked on already and see how much he remembers. We covered the rule of 9 for multiplication. We solved for variables on one side and both sides of an equation. We also did a quick math quiz for 20 problems of basic math, he got a 16/20 and took 2:30 minutes. Questions ranged from addition to subtraction to multiplication and division of all numbers under 10. We also practiced combining like terms and simplifying equations. He presented with difficulty remembering how to solve for variables on one and both sides of the equation and kept trying to subtract instead of divide the number with the variable. For example, 4x + 7=21. He would subtract the 4 instead of dividing it and then would forget to subtract the 7 sometimes. So we practiced that a lot this past session. We also briefly covered definitions in basic science and created flashcards for memory and upcoming quiz."
"The student wanted to go over information for her next homework assignment. We discussed independent samples, t-tests. We covered what types of variables to use for this test and what exactly it is testing for. This involved discussing populations vs samples, distributions of means and mean differences, and interpretation of probabilities. By the end of the session, she was able to describe a t-test and interpret SPSS output for such a test."
"We covered the concept of ellipses, curve translations, and plotting quadratic equations. The student is very patient and quick to learn."