Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over finding the area under a curve and finding the surface area of a curve revolved about an axis. The student asked questions when he didn't understand, and was keen to make sure he fully understood each step before moving on."
"Student had already finished his homework so we did some online review problems as practice for his math test. We devoted most of our time to comparing fractions and putting a series of fractions in order from smallest to largest. This gave us an opportunity to practice putting pairs of fractions into like terms with a common denominator. He has a good understanding of fractions."
"Today, we covered material for the student's math exam. The material covered 7.5, 7.7-7.9 which included material on application of angles, arc, segments, polygons, and inscribed shapes. One of the big problems we had today was trying to draw several shapes including: quadrilateral, trapezoid, and the rhombus. We discussed the importance of knowing how to draw and describe the shapes and used graphing paper to help draw them. We later covered material on inscribed angles and polygons as well as cords, radii, diameter, and how to identify each within a figure. Although she still has problems trying to draw the shapes, she has a thorough understanding of the material in each section."
"The student and I worked on her homework assignment that included several problems related to the normal distribution. We were given a p-value and asked to find the corresponding z-values. We discussed how to read the table given in her textbook. We also talked about approximating the binomial distribution using the normal distribution."
"We went over her slides for her poster presentation. We highlighted the major components of every section of her paper. We spent the majority of the time focusing on the discussion and the literature review sections."
"Since the student is now ahead of his class, we had time to look back at correlation and regression. This mostly consisted of learning how to use his calculator to find r and the equation for the line of regression."