Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I worked on her homework, we worked the problems that she struggled with, it was application problems over volume and surface area. With Culwell we first went over a quiz and reviewed the questions that he missed. After we started on his homework which covered solving one step equations and solving inequalities."
"We further discussed logarithmic and exponential functions and how to solve equations using their inverse properties. We worked through a few problems the student missed on a recent exam and discussed test taking strategies for future tests. Then we shifted to his current homework assignment involving simplifying rational equations."
"Today, I tested him on Chapter 3 (Parallel and Perpendicular Lines) and Chapter 4 (Congruent Triangles). He did very well on Chapter 4. I taught him the point-slope form of a line, which is an easier method than the one he had learned in class. Once, he used this method, he was able to get all those questions correctly."
"Tonight, we went over a bonus/extra credit question the student's teacher assigned involving calculating the probability of winning the state lotto. This included understanding discount rates and percent value calculations associated with the earnings in reference to whether or not people decide to get paid out over 20-30 years or take less money immediately."
"The student needed help with frequency histograms and calculating percentiles. Her professor had lecture notes online that we went through together. We worked out the examples provided in the notes. The histogram concepts were very easy for her to pick up. The percentile calculation formulas (finding percentile given a value, finding a value given a percentile, for grouped and ungrouped frequency tables) were the toughest part. It was a bit tough to decipher which frequency table values were to be used in the formulas. We worked through several examples of these and by the end of the session, she had a strong grasp of how to use the formulas."
"The student is taking Introductory Statistics and wanted help with homework on two sample inferential tests. We went over all of the questions and discussed basic criteria for test selection such as parametric v. nonparametric, type of measurement, whether the samples were independent or dependent, sample size, etc. We covered a lot of ground in just 1.5 hours, and he said that he was finally able to better understand many of the concepts. We will continue next week."