Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed correlation and the coefficient of determination, and went over the homework that he had completed on that chapter. We then discussed probabilities and practiced finding the probability distribution for a set of data, and making a probability histogram from the distribution. We practiced finding the mean and standard deviation of the probability distribution and discussed the Law of Large Numbers and how this can be interpreted in terms of expected value. We ended the session by practicing finding the expected value from a probability distribution in which X can assume negative numbers, like in a raffle, buying a bond, or a carnival game."
"The student's teacher is going to quiz them on the Chapter 10 packet, so we went through each exercise again to make sure that he understood the grammar of Indirect or Reported Speech in French. We also started on some review exercises at the back of his workbook to help him prepare for the final exam."
"I had my first session with the student this afternoon. We are going through her Intermediate Algebra homework together and reviewing old concepts to ensure success. We reviewed the first half of her first homework today, and it was very exciting to see her gain confidence as we progressed through the assignment! I believe we will work very well together."
"We reviewed the student's essay on similarities and differences between Mitosis and Meiosis and discussed slight grammatical changes and the addition of material/supporting facts for correct essay form. We also completed a lab on the replication of DNA and spent time exploring auxiliary educational resources on this topic, including animations and illustrations showing detailed analysis of the structure of DNA, how it separates, replicates and reforms."
"Worked with the student. on his Linear Algebra. First we discussed the different interpretations behind some core concepts - approaching the topic geometrically, set theoretically, algebraically, etc. Then we worked on problems: basis of a vector space, converting to/from coordinates expressed in a basis, finding row & column spaces, and finding a basis for nullspace/solution space. Touched briefly on pivot columns, spans, and linear independence. He has been extremely fast at picking up concepts."
"We covered exponentials, logarithms, and natural logarithms in preparation for the student's first quiz. We started with basic relationships between exponential form and logarithmic form. We then look at the graphs of such functions and how to evaluate expressions involving these functions."
"We went over his homework problems and I had him correct his essay. I then went over his new essay and made corrections. We discussed test taking strategies that he should cover in his practice test this week to prepare for the real test."
"Reviewed uses of cases in Latin in addition to grammatical constructions in sentences. Translated a letter of Pliny/Trajan and worked on translating methods in addition to grammar. The student should review all pronoun forms and keep reviewing verb, noun, etc. forms as well in addition to practicing on translation in general."
"In today's session we focused on the genitive and dative cases. I showed the student the main roles of the case (indirect object, dative of agent and possessive). He did well on the example sentences I gave him during our time and I also assigned several translation exercises for him to do during the week."
"We reviewed the basics of Latin grammar and the composition of declining and conjugating nouns and verbs. We identified the different parts of speech for each and memorized the present personal endings. We worked on declining verbs from the story in the passage and worked through two worksheets on nouns and verbs. We went over a few questions that she had about her homework and then agreed to meet again on Saturday to focus on noun cases more thoroughly."
"The student and I began reviewing the material from chapters 4-6. He is about to learn a new declension and wants to make sure he understands everything he's already come across. He's made a lot of progress in other areas. We will need to start on Sunday with prepositions which are still hard for him."
"This week, the student and I covered the indicative present, imperfect, future, perfect, future perfect and pluperfect forms of first, second, third and fourth conjugation verbs in both active and passive. We then reviewed the subjunctive verb forms. From there, I tested her on different forms interspersed and she retained the information quite well. We then went over the types of subjunctive and translations. Finally, we went over examples of indirect questions and cum clauses in sentence form. This was a broad review session meant to address fundamental details important for accurate translation. Great work today!"