Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has a test this upcoming Friday. She told me that she is having some difficulty with irrational square roots. I quizzed her on the perfect squares, which she fully understands. We went through a series of problems, starting from simple perfect squares to solving an equation inside of the square root in order to find a range of integers that said square could be between. We continued with the Pythagorean theorem. She initially had some difficulty remembering that you must take the square root of the answer, but with practice I believe she came to a clear understanding of the concept. I explained the idea of the Pythagorean triples 3, 4, and 5 in order to save time on a test if she feels crunched for time. We practiced graphing inequalities on a number line. In the end, I had her solving for various variables and then plotting them on a number line. She had a full understanding of solving basic open sentences. I also told her a sentence and asked her to write it down numerically. I feel that she is quite prepared for her exam."
"The student and I went back and tried to cover the material from earlier in the year before we started meeting. While reviewing her first few quizzes/tests, we discussed limits in general, limits from the left and from the right, infinite limits, and the definition of the derivative. It seemed that she actually had a pretty good grasp on the content already. We finished the session with a few homework problems on concavity."
"We reviewed how to enter data into SPSS, how to organize and label it, and how to run univariate and repeated measures ANOVAs. We also discussed how to use syntax files to create SPSS script."
"The student and I continued to work on function rules and graphing functions today. He did very well for the most part, and only struggled with adding and subtracting some negative numbers that we encountered. I suggested to him that he write out a number line to make dealing with negatives a bit easier until he gets the hang of it. I left him with a problem to be completed by our next session."
"The student and I reworked his math homework. It was completed and placed in his binder to be turned in tomorrow. He also completed three science abstracts--two of which are late and one is due tomorrow."
"The student worked on her homework covering data analysis including box plots, quartiles, histograms, dot plots, mean, and median. We discussed her weakest part of the class, test taking, and how to prepare for tests by reviewing old homework questions, the study guide in depth, and with unseen questions I will present for her."