Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We continued working with contingency tables, measures of relationships, and significance. The student was able to retain most of what was covered from the last session. We focused on the differences between marginal and conditional probabilities. The actual calculations came rather easy for him. We went into detail on how to distinguish the wording to identify which type of probability to conduct. We then reviewed the difference between intervening and antecedent variables and the consequences both produce. We went into detail about the types of explanatory/interpretation relationships these variables can have and how to identify them. Lastly we focused on how to prove the significance of such variables. We ended the session going over previous midterm questions as practice."
"Today the student and I worked on long division and synthetic division of complex functions. He had trouble at first grasping the concepts of long division, but was able to pick up synthetic division fairly easily. He needs to work on paying attention to his sign changes and memorizing the steps for both long division and synthetic division."
"Today we had a statistics session. We looked at her past 3 tests so far, and discussed some conceptual understanding basic to her success in statistics. We went over what a correlation is, and what strong and weak correlation would look like on a graph. We looked at averages, standard deviation, and 5 number summary of a data set, and we talked about how to understand what's going on in a graph. We also looked at the rules of the density curves, to make sure she understands all the things that are true about them, even when it's not stated in the question."
"Student 1 and I covered addition and place values. Student 2 and I covered geometry, going over the formulas for volume and surface area of different shapes."
"We focused mainly on the practice exam and going through the different integration techniques. We reviewed integration by parts, trigonometric substitution, partial fraction decomposition, and integrating powers of trigonometric functions. We also went over indefinite integrals and numerical approximation of a definite integral using the midpoint rule, the trapezoid rule, and Simpson's rule. He is doing well with integration by parts and partial fractions and he is getting better working with the trigonometric functions."
"The student and I worked on adding fractions with different denominators and simple multiplication. We also reduced fractions to simplest form (either by reducing and/ or converting improper fractions to mixed fractions). We will continue working on adding and subtracting fractions at our next session."