Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Tonight we went over exercises on man, median and mode. The student seemed much more comfortable with these topics than she was the other day. We then moved on to cover frequency tables and histograms. I provided her with some materials to practice these concepts."
"When the student arrived, we went through the proposal and discussed many of its aspects. Some of these aspects were the finer scientific points of null hypotheses and proving/disproving something, the difference between research questions and hypotheses, the difference between primary and secondary data. I advised the student to sit down and think through her main points of argument/evidence so that she could clarify her message. This will also help her distill which types of figures and tables she would like to present in her results section. I left her with the files and the comments."
"Our focus was on subtraction. I gave the student a facts assessment to see what she knows. Based on the assessment, we need to spend time with her on subtracting. She was given manipulatives to help her solve the problems. I am going to suggest that she get flash cards and practice them each day with addition and subtraction facts."
"The student and I went over the review assignment for his upcoming test. The assignment covered topics including operations with complex numbers, graphing parabolas, determining the vertex of parabolas, and solving quadratic equations. He has no difficult factoring quadratic equations or applying the quadratic formula to solve quadratic equations. He was able to complete the assignment with only minimal support and should do well on his exam."
"We covered rational expressions (simplifying, adding, multiplying, etc.), and finding the LCD for rational expressions. We also covered domain restrictions and rational equations. The student knows the concepts well -- I recommended practicing the procedure of factoring to improve his speed and accuracy."
"I gave both students some problems plotting points on the number line, labeling least to greatest and greatest to least on the number line. They both did well with these. I gave them quadrant question and had them both plot points on a graph, and they did well. We worked on converting decimals to fractions and fractions to decimals."
"Today we devoted half the time to working on a practice test and half the time to working on dividing multiplying adding and subtracting rational expressions. This time we just worked on the problems in the practice test and didn't pay attention to how long the test took. We decided to do a 3 hour session on Tuesday to practice for the next test."
"The student and I wrapped up some more work with the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus this morning before moving on to practice the Trapezoidal Rule and Simpson's Rule for approximating integrals, getting a head start on the coming week's work. She had no trouble with my explanations of the concepts, picking them up quickly."
"We covered related rates, integration and derivative techniques. We also covered L'Hopital's rule and trigonometric functions. The session went well and the student seems to be getting the material. He still needs to slow down a bit and remember his sin values and inverse trig derivatives."
"Reviewed a homework assignment of the student's which included operation simplification and difference quotients. We also went through a few random questions from text book covering same topics. She seems to have strong grasp on material but tends to lose track of positive/negative sign distribution. Looking forward to going over graphing next week"
"We covered specifically confidence interval tests and also statistical tests on the difference of means, then we also went over other test taking information and tips on the stat exams. The student did markedly better in understanding the hypothesis testing today. The student probably struggled most with "p-values" during hypothesis testing, so I made sure to make them as clear as possible."
"The student and I started on the first unit of Geometry today. We covered segments, angles, bisectors, patterns and inductive reasoning. She continues to impress me with her aptitude for the subject matter."