Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This day he tackled the final practice assessment for Unit 14. For this practice test of 15 questions, he scored 80% for mostly independent work. He took time to plot points on graphs to see the changes of translations, rotations, and reflections. He showed very satisfactory skill in working with the changes in the (x, y) plane. To complete the quiz, he showed understanding with my support of: constructing a square from the radius of a circle, bisectors, moving shapes by slides, turns and flips, and the meaning of vector. Next week he will take a similar, graded version of the Unit 14 final assessment. Then, Unit 15 is the last instructional unit in the K12 course. He worked diligently and used math skills and strategies with confidence."
"I went over discrete random variables and probabilities including mean, median, mode, expectation, standard deviation, and variance. We worked several problems and went over how to work each problem. Overall, he has a very good understanding of what to do, and I recommend he keep working problems for practice."
"We reviewed his homework. We went over combining like terms, finding the area of a quadrilateral, and various word problems. Also, we practiced our integer problems. He has a great attitude and approaches these problems with a willingness to work and learn. He is struggling with showing all of his work and this, at times, results in simple errors. This was our first session with one another."
"Continued reviewing for an upcoming exam. We first reviewed using contingency tables to calculate gamma (an equivalent to r) and chi-squared. We then reviewed the two most common methods to determine significance in a sample (first comparing chi squared, then comparing p-values/sig) and made sure the student was able to reach the proper conclusions based on such comparisons. We then brought everything together and reviewed 3rd party variables and how they could affect the association between the independent and the dependent. Once he felt comfortable, I had him try out a couple of questions from a practice exam and showed what certain questions called for, so he knew what setup to create."
"We discussed linear approximations and tangent planes of smooth, multivariate functions. We were also able to work with tabular data in the assumption of piecewise smoothness in order to compute interpolations of missing data points."
"The student and I met go over Algebra material for an upcoming test. We went over calculating the slope, utilizing the point-slope method, and solving equations with multiple variables. We worked through about 15 problems."