Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session we covered the topic of ANOVA - with a homework assignment of the student's as a focus. We selected appropriate variables and conducted the AVOVA analysis, and interpreted the results. He also wanted to spend some time going over assumptions of statistical analyses. Lastly we discussed his research project and planned out what steps he might take to get going on it."
"We covered word problems thoroughly, and we also covered converting numbers to scientific notation and converting numbers to scientific notation with positive and negative exponents. The student said that she had took a test and got an 81% which is an improvement, so we went over the questions that she had missed, and clarified a couple of things about squaring numbers. She is going to retake the test next week, and I think that she will do well because she fully understands the material we covered. The only concerns I had were with her comfort working with negative numbers, so we are going to practice problems this coming Thursday in order to get her more comfortable working with them."
"In this session we went over exponential word problems. This involved identifying the correct equation to use, figuring out where to plug in the given numbers, and then solving for the desired information. After some practice, the student seemed to have a better understanding of these problems."
"I answered questions regarding decimals and the various operations (division, multiplication etc.), went through set up procedures for each operations, and process of solving. The student grasped it quickly and had no issue answering any questions I had for her as well. Continue to meet on an as needed basis as she continues to have little to no issue with material, and her only issue seems to stem from how the teacher explains things initially."
"We again looked at some systems of equations dealing with elimination. We did a few problems that he had from a worksheet. Also, his mother wanted me to check his grades/progress in both math and English. I made some suggestions to him about getting more organized--perhaps a different folder with different color for each subject, and maybe even a planner to write assignments, due dates, etc. We are able to work on and improve these things. We also looked at a paragraph he has to write for his English class and we worked on writing an opening sentence."
"Today we worked on factoring quadratic, cubic and quartic polynomials. We used differences of squares, the master product method and some long division. We also reviewed some exponent rules that were on his last quiz."
"Today I gave the student an assessment test that I created to see what areas of Algebra she needs help with. After the assessment we went over a few sections in the book to review before her quiz tomorrow which is how we will be conducting each session."
"We discussed the student's homework (a little bit of math and some language arts). We reviewed the correct use of different homophones and the past/present tense of verbs. This was very easy for the student. We reviewed a lot of multiplication. One of his homework assignments was using drawings to express multiplication problems. The student did take a lot of time to make these drawings, but had no problem in understanding the multiplication problems. He is very good at multiplication. He was able to finish all of the multiplication sets from 2-11. Next week we are going to go over the 12 times-table."
"The student brought a page from a homework assignment he did involving arithmetic and estimating. There were no specifics about how closely to estimate, so I gave a lesson on rounding and when to use certain ranges. The adding and subtracting portions went smoothly."
"The student and I spent the tutoring session reviewing for his test. The material we covered revolved around similar figures and their features. We worked on rotating figures, reflecting them about an axis. Identifying similar figures and finding missing sides from two similar figures."
"Reviewed discrete variables and binomial distribution. The student seems to have a handle on the calculations and formulas. We reviewed all models of conclusions and sentences to say in certain context and practiced on multiple questions. At the end of the session, the student was confident he would do well on his quiz on Friday."
"Today the student and I reviewed logarithm properties (review from algebra) and log derivatives. We practiced simplifying log functions before taking the derivative. We also reviewed taking derivatives of integrals. Then, we practiced derivatives involving lnx. We reviewed using long division to simplify rational functions with the degree of the numerator is larger than the denominator. Lastly, we practiced using the rule for derivative of inverse functions."