Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Great session. Really fun to work with. Excellent as a student. We worked both on small problems from the textbook employing mean, standard deviation, etc. with joint probability distributions and on a big group project entailing a variety of statistical methods."
"We briefly covered finite sums and then moved on to estimating areas using the trapezoidal rule. I think the main sticking point for her was that using a technique like Riemann sums or the trapezoidal rule means that you are actually estimating the area of a series of rectangles/trapezoids. When she follows the formulas she does well and gets the answer. At the end of our session I showed her some of the basics of integration, which she said would be covered the next day in class."
"Today I helped the student review a quiz he got back. We went over RRAM, LRAM, and MRAM for Riemann sums. We went over the formula for average value. We talked about the physical significance of integration. We did a challenge problem that incorporated area calculations and used the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. We went over the theorem to see how one can take the derivative of an integral expression. We went over the different rules for combining and separating integrals."
"In tonight's session, the student and I worked our way through his test review. The topics included the rational roots theorem, finding rational and irrational roots, horizontal, vertical, and slant asymptotes, and solving maximization problems. We worked on drawing the given information to better understand the problem situation. By the end of the session, he was much more confident in his abilities regarding the various topics, and will hopefully score high marks on his upcoming test."
"We did volume problems today. The student seemed to improve by the end of the session. I think he needs to do more practice problems and could use some work with drawing graphs, which helps with these problems immensely."
"We simplified radicals, including various indices (square roots, cube roots, etc.). We covered the strategy of searching for perfect squares/cubes within expressions. We also discussed the theory of when to include absolute value signs and the number of solutions to equations. We then spent time practicing converting word problems into equations. The student got a 95 last marking period and a 93 on the midterm, so everything is going well."
"Today, we began covering inequalities. The student had 2 sections on this topic. The first, which was solving inequalities with addition and subtraction, was very easy for him. The next, which was solving inequalities with multiplication and division. By the end of the assignment, he had a good grasp on it"
"The student and I reviewed z scores and calculating probability under the curve. We also discussed degrees of freedom and variability. She has mastered the concepts from earlier on in the year. We are meeting again Tuesday night prior to her final."
"We reviewed definitions from the new material the student had been given. Then we worked through her practice test and reviewed unclear topics. We also made analogies to the real world with the material she is learning and prepared for her test tomorrow."
"We met for the first time. I gained an understanding of the scope of the online course that the student is taking. We worked on a set of online home exercises. He got 18 correct out of 20."
"The student and I went over binomial distributions and characteristics of binomial distributions to prepare him for his test this Friday. He and I are working on improving his performance. We went over the test together. The student is trying to form better studying tactics for statistics."
"We reviewed topics for the student's midterm. We focused a lot on single variable statistics, five number summary, box stem plots, and data skew and how this changes the mean, median and mode relationships. We also talked a bit about experimental design, linear regression and correlation."