Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student worked through several practice tests - we then reviewed rules of geometry, systems of equations, and percents - among other concepts. She is an exceptionally competent student and I expect that, with practice, she will score very well on her exam."
"Because we had run into some problems with combinatoric probability for sets of undefined size and with conics, we turned our attention today to these issues. To solve the problem of a set of undefined size, we simply needed to understand whether each probabilistic event would have an effect on the next event or not. In the case of the problem we were looking at - drawing items from a bag with an unknown number of items in it - it became clear that we needed to use a combinatoric function to describe the number of possible outcomes for an event of a certain probability. Next we reviewed conics. For the purposes of the SAT II, the most important thing to remember about conic sections are the basic equations for ellipses, parabolas and hyperbolas. We reviewed those equations as well as the process known as 'completing the square,' which takes advantage of the resolution to unity for most conics and allows us to transform equations that result in a conic into the 'general' equations for conics, which can then be used to describe centers, vertices, axes, loci and directrixes. We reviewed these and answered a few related questions."
"SAT math - Diagnostic test. Assigned: the Math Review Section in the prep book SAT writing: Sentence correction; sentence improvement"