Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we largely worked on one of his homework assignments dealing with testing claims using confidence intervals and z scores. This assignment also had components of null hypothesis significance testing which we also discussed in depth. We did a lot of review of terminology and practice with these concepts. Null hypothesis testing in particular we spent a lot of time on. It will appear in all of the following chapters for the rest of his class. Towards the end of the session, he really started to put it all together."
"We discussed quadratic equations. We went over this material previously, but we went into more detail. We practiced modeling the equations using tables. We practiced solving using the FOIL method. She has not used the FOIL method, so we spent some time discovering how the method works. We also reviewed some more elementary topics about the use of positive and negative numbers. She is doing very well with this topic."
"Today the focus of our lessons consisted of one step inequalities when it pertains to angles and finding the missing angle with triangles. He was very positive and really did well during the lesson. We had to spend a few more minutes going over how to get the area of a circle, but in the end he mastered the steps. I can see that in just 4 weeks he is improving in his work and is also grasping the content fairly quickly."
"Today the student and I worked on ch 14 functions of several variables, partial derivatives, gradient operator, applications and interpretations."
"The student and I met for the first time and dove straight into polynomials. We solved equations with one variable, worked with both single and double inequality expression, learned how to construct an interval notation, and reviewed greatest common factor problems. He needed help the most with isolating the variable and keeping track of the +/- signs (simple mistakes). He did a great job going through each question. By eliminating the simple errors, he will do great in his class."
"The student was still having some trouble with taking her knowledge of simplifying simple fractions to simplifying complex fractions involving polynomials. So, we continued working on that, and overall, I think we just need to keep practicing until she is confident in solving those problems on her own. I still think that she can do well in the honors course, but until she has the opportunity to move there, we will continue practicing this information so that she is as confident as can be. We also did a bit of review from her current math class, and I will assign more practice problems from factoring and simplifying fractions for next week."