Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student is really getting probability! We went through most of her homework problems and had her practice teaching me how to do the problems. She is going to teach her mother how to find probability of independent and dependent events in preparation for her test on Friday and I am going to find some practice problems for her to do in the mean time. Teaching the concepts not only is giving her more confidence in her own answers it also gives her more confidence in herself and her abilities! I look forward to hearing the results of her quiz."
"The student and I went over all kinds of subjects today. For the first half-hour or so, we went over the various vocabulary for probability and combinatorics (the differences between "and", "or", and "given"). Once I told him what they meant, and what the differences were, he was able to blaze through the examples I gave him. We then turned our attention for the rest of the session on proofs, more specifically two-column proofs. He very quickly grasped the concept, and did pretty much the entirety of the last proof on his own."
"During this session we primarily focused on going over his most recent exam. He did quite well, and received a 97%. He is developing very good testing skills and he is a fantastic, driven student. We finished the rest of the session on reviewing what he has learned as far as parallelograms, squares, rectangles, kites, and rhombuses, and he voiced that he understands the material so far."
"Today we worked on normal distribution problems. We also talked about the z-score, how to use the TI-83 to calculate cumulative probabilities using the normalcdf function, and to calculate an X-value based on a probability or percentile using the inverseNorm function. She did pretty well with this. She was very good with drawing the normal distribution curves and seems comfortable labeling the x-axis with standard deviations. She had a little trouble connecting the z-score to the normal distribution - we discussed this a little, and I think she made some progress with this."
"We reviewed what was learned before break. We discussed inequalities and equations. We solved inequalities and graphed them on a number line. We worked on word problems comparing the differences between inequalities and equations. We looked at key words that tell you whether to use an inequality sign or not. I also showed him how to multiply two numbers by using the idea of the distributive property. It seemed helpful and more efficient. To keep things interesting for him, I created word problems that he would be familiar with. He loves video games, so I made sure the problems focused on that."
"We did more review for the final. He needed help recognizing which derivative rules applied to a given function (for example, knowing when to use the chain rule). Once he got help at the start, he could work through a problem. However, he wasn't always sure when he reached a final answer. In the future, more basic practice problems will help this."