Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I had a great first session together! We did a brief pretest to see where our starting point was. We then went through the entire first chapter of the Calc AB book which covered functions. Homework for next time: six trig graphs with domain and range, review notes and buy a review book. Awesome job today!"
"Today, we finished up conic sections with hyperbolas. We also talked about how a capacitor works for the student's physics class and discussed angle of elevation and angle of depression in preparation for trigonometry."
"The student and I reviewed what she learned from the videos about negative bases and odd/ even exponents. We also reviewed variation and real number properties. This led into exploring how the properties of real numbers work together to allow for the FOIL method of multiplying binomials. I want to work with her on bringing her reading comprehension skills into her math work by reviewing math vocabulary words and developing her intuition around their meaning when she isn't certain of their definitions. She continues to be proactive, which she showed when her vocab gaps slowed us down a little by suggesting we start tackling them."
"We covered the chi-squared test, beginning with direct instruction and followed by examples. The distinction between homogeneity and goodness-of-fit was discussed, as well as the distinction between one-way and two-way analysis."
"The student covered her English homework and got a little head start on comprehension work. We discussed personification and imagery, and how personification works to make a larger point or to illustrate an idea. She's good at grammar, but we will work on the imagery as she moves forward in English."
"Today the student and I worked on the chi-square distribution, which she is definitely on top of. We talked about how to tell which is the appropriate test, the degrees of freedom for each test, and then practiced running each test. We also practiced a tricky goodness-of-fit test where the ratio is implied in the problem. I think the trickiest part for now is determining which test is appropriate. Overall she is doing great with this material."