Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I completed most of chapter 6 on probability and combinations. The concepts we covered included binomial theorem, combinations where order does and does not matter, probability of "and" and "or" events (we multiply for "and" and add for "or"), conditional probability where the probability of one event is known and the other event is unknown, mean, median, mode, box and whisker plot, dot plot, calculating standard deviation and variance, and finding the probability of both or neither."
"The student had been reviewing for chemistry in class and wanted to review for algebra during the session. We went over the final exam practice test that his teacher had given out. We reviewed inequalities, domain and range, log functions, series and sequences, etc. He had a pretty good grasp of the content and we were able to clear up any questions that he had."
"We had to finish some of the Chapter 6 assignments before we could resubmit the Chapter 6 Assignment. The first was about special factoring with leading coefficients other than 1. The second was a word problem involving a right triangle, and we then resubmitted the Chapter 6 assignment again."
"We worked on more ACT prep, focusing on science this time. It's almost all about quickly reading graphs and seeing through tricky questions. I think the student will do very well, as she was getting almost all of the practice test questions right."
"The student was having difficulty with logarithms and exponentials on Saturday. Especially logarithms; they are more abstract concepts and their properties and rules somewhat stranger than conventional ones such as linear functions or circles. However, it is a short section, so he will have plenty of time to review this while studying. He will be comprehensively reviewing the class material every day, for at least one hour, since his final exam is this coming Friday. He has the rules and properties of exponentials and logarithms written in his homework he submitted memorized. Come the exam, he will have that knowledge known by heart, and be able to move quickly from problem to problem. I am making up a study guide for him covering all of the material he's been learning in class. I should have it completed and sent to him by the end of the day Sunday."
"We finished studying for the student's final, covering trigonometry, probability, vectors, and calculus. I taught him some probability expressions and some introductory set theory. He catches on very quickly and has show a great deal of growth this year."