Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Worked through the student's final assignment for her online college statistics course. Assignment was a review of topics covered throughout the course. Completed most of the problems, and she said she would upload her answers once she had internet access later that day."
"Today the student and I prepared for her exam Thursday. We predominantly reviewed the chapters on probability, including the rules of addition and multiplication. We also reviewed the complementary rule and reviewed problems in the book to practice these concepts. We also covered a new chapter on graphing data in normal distribution, which she was not as confident with as she was in probability but overall retained it well."
"Today, as a continuation of our previous session, we discussed the assignment due Sunday and compared calculations and explanations to check for accuracy. I will be looking over the final problem on the assignment in review for the midterm submission, and will be in touch via email to make sure that the steps have all been completed and calculations have been done correctly."
"We went over interpretation of multiple linear regression and variance analysis in the review. The student has been away from the subject, but picked up the material quickly. After a quick refresher lesson, she had very little trouble going over problems."
"Today we went over discrete random variables, binomial probabilities and the normal distribution. We talked about the equations and what they are calculating and when to use them. We talked about the when to use the cdf function in the calculator versus the pdf function, and how to find tricky probabilities. We worked on a few normal distribution problems, especially working with z-scores and z-tables."
"We covered convergence tests for intervals and radius of convergence. I did not see scores to note progress. We'll continue to work with factorials inside series convergence tests. I left him with extra practice."
"We met for one and half hours and focused on the review for an upcoming test. We revisited the two forms of parabola equations: vertex form and general form. We also worked on problems in the book and from the practice test and did parabola problems and exponential equations and compound interest rate problems."
"In our first two sessions, the student and I primarily worked with money. We used a white board and real coins to distinguish between nickels, pennies, dimes, and quarters, and talked extensively about their value. We began the process of adding money together, and we will work more on basic addition skills. In the last ten minutes of our second session, she read a portion of a book from school aloud so that I could evaluate her reading level. Tomorrow, we will spend time reviewing money values and adding coins together again. She is eager to learn."
"We covered simplifying radicals which included numbers and multiple variables. We worked on multiplication and division with radicals. We used the Pythagorean theorem to find sides of triangles and determine whether a triangle was right, acute, or obtuse given the specific lengths of the triangle's sides. We also constructed diagrams to solve word problems which involved triangles. Also, we worked on finding the area of a triangle and a rectangle with given information. This session went very well and the student showed greater understanding of the concepts as we worked through the problems and practiced the techniques for solving the problems."
"The student and I tackled the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus today. We worked on the notation and methodology of the theorem, and we did a lot of extra practice to reinforce the concepts. By the end of the session, she was much more confident in her abilities."
"Today the student and I worked on studying for her chemistry exam as well as taking notes for her world history class. For her chemistry exam we reviewed such topics as polar and non-polar, covalent bonds, ionic bonds, and dipoles. We also created flash cards of the key materials. With more practice using the flash cards, I believe she will do very well on her exam."
"We discussed the student's goals for Calculus 2 and what material she wanted the most help with. We reviewed material such as the trapezoidal rule and error, Simpson's rule (for 1 and n intervals) and error, improper integral types, p-test, comparison test (for integrals) and limit comparison test for integrals. We completed a few examples of improper integrals, and one of the examples required the use of integration by parts, so we also covered that."