Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"With Student 1, we covered how to determine a word's meaning when it has multiple definitions using context clues, decoding words and sorting them, the basics of fractions concept, and short story analysis. With Student 2, we worked on poem analysis, short story analysis, reading fluency, beginning money/counting concepts (pennies, nickels, their values, etc.), and some practice with addition and counting. Behavior was on point and the students moved through a ton of work!"
"We worked on a homework package the student had where we turned word problem into algebraic equations. We also went over the distributive property of multiplication and some basic factoring. She picked up the factoring easily."
"Reviewed questions in regard to fractions and the applicable rules such ass addition and subtraction; division and multiplication. The student had confidence in the material and was quick to complete practice problems given."
"The student and I covered graphing inequalities and word problems, specifically turning word problems into algebraic expressions. She was struggling with algebraic expressions today, but we will continue to work on them together next time."
"The student and I went over the definitions of a "zero" and a "root" of a polynomial. We solved two exercise problems involving synthetic division and finding the factors of given polynomials. I also helped him with some of his physics homework involving momentum. I went over the concept of conservation of momentum and impulse. Overall, he shows great improvement in his understanding of algebra and mathematical definitions."
"We worked on combining functions and composing functions. The student figured out the combinations of functions pretty well. After doing several problems I noticed definite improvement. We also briefly discussed transformations of functions."
"We worked on systems of equations, solving graphically but also algebraically. She worked very efficiently and got through two work sections in our session."
"We went over specifically probability rules and concepts (general addition rule for finding the probability union of two events, etc.). The topics here were challenging for the student, especially when trying to apply them to word problems. I told her to try and understand the concepts of probability as we will be doing an in depth review of that on the next session. Overall, the session was great."
"We spent this session going over material for the student's test in research methods, which is Wednesday. We covered levels of measurement, internal and external validity, and independent and dependent designs. We made plans to work more on two-group designs tomorrow."
"Reviewed problem areas on the midterm exam (two-way probability tables, computing probabilities for scenarios, and using Z scores), and outlined two examples of questions that could be analyzed using hypothesis testing."
"The student was required this week to read over an article about CEO compensation and performance. He was then required to write a response answering several questions about the article. We went over the article together, giving specific attention to the abstract themes and conclusion. We then discussed what the argument of the article was and what proof they gave for their argument. We then analyzed what this proof was, paying special attention to T-scores and P-values."
"The student and I completed a practice exam and detailed the formulas necessary for his midterm on Wednesday. We reviewed a few distributions (Poisson, binomial, Gaussian) as well as expected value and confidence intervals. We were both confident in his ability to complete the problems. We may meet again on Tuesday evening prior to his exam."