Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered normal curves and converting from z-scores to raw scores. The student understands the material and does well on homework. We practiced that material for this session. She will have her test on the material on Monday."
"We went through homework problems from the student's text. The topics covered included comparing a sample statistic to a population parameter, what type I and type II errors are, and what the p value represents."
"We reviewed Poisson and binomial probabilities and got into sampling, confidence intervals and the z-table. We made good progress, and the student is well on her way."
"The student and I mostly went over various methods for visually representing data. These methods included box and whisker plots, stem and leaf plots, and pie charts. We discussed why these methods are important and how they can make data easier to interpret and explain to others. We went over her homework, which she'd already mostly finished ahead of time and with which she only needed help on a few problems. She was great, and I'm looking forward to working with her more."
"I came prepared to conduct a calculus lesson, but the student wanted to focus on statistics. The student had questions about work problems that involved percentiles and score values and, interpreting normal distribution curves. After conducting a few practice problems with percentiles and data analysis. We reviewed more in depth normal distribution curves and standard deviation. We reviewed terminology and key calculations. We then committed to attempting 10 more practice problems finding percentiles from score data and standard deviation values. The student was excited and raved about how much the session helped him understand. He also anticipated doing well on his up-coming quiz due to newly found confidence in the subject matter."
"In this session we worked through most of the student's current homework assignment. The current concepts being taught in the class are lowest common denominator and story problems that either use (rate x time = distance) or two people work at different rates, how long will it take them to complete the job together? The student was able to complete some more independently by the end of the session, and will be tested on the material on Monday. I will be e-mailing him problems today to work on this weekend as extra practice."
"In this session, we covered properties of quadratic equations and different ways of solving quadratic equations. The student has performed very well on his last two assessments and was preparing for a test next week. The student seems to have a very strong grasp of the content, though he experienced minor struggles with completing the square with quadratic functions. Student was using textbooks for extra practice. No concerns of note, great student."
"We reviewed introductory Geometry. I brought a 7th grade math textbook as an additional tool for review. He is an A student and a bright child."
"We started the session by going through the student's last two trigonometry tests. We also went through problems involving real number, imaginary numbers, complex roots, conjugates, complex conjugates, and basic algebra. He is a intelligent kid and he seems to catch up stuff pretty quick."
"Today we started a chapter on graphing equations. We practiced finding points on a line using an equation and then drawing the line on a graph and predicting the value of one variable given the value of the other variable using that line."
"We first covered graphing linear systems which the student handled handily. I showed him how to check a solution of an equation, and he quickly picked that up as well. Since he already had a solid grasp on linear substitution from class, we spent the meat of our session on linear combination. After doing a lot of problems, he demonstrated a very solid understanding of the technique. We also reviewed how to put things into slope-intercept form."
"Talked about the algebraic properties of equality and then mapped them to analogous geometric properties of congruence. Talked about postulates, theorems, proofs, and logical approaches. Worked through some homework problems, and encouraged some study skills, namely, following up classroom talk with looking things up in the index of the book and/or reading the corresponding sections from class that day."