Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I continued with math content review, going over geometry (special triangles, area, perimeter, circumference, circles, "oddball" figures), probability, and data interpretation. To review yesterday's lesson, we did practice problems on percentages and systems of linear equations."
"Precalc: Finished homework problems on: rational functions (intercepts, asymptotes, sketching), polynomials (Descartes Theorem, Factor Theorem, finding roots/factors, possible roots, synthetic division, Remainder Theorem, long division)."
"This session was homework support for the student. After she completed her assignment, the topics reviewed included: * Intuition behind the magnitude of the Pearson Product-Moment Correlation coefficient (PMCC) and how it describes the relationship between two sets of data. * Understanding the significance of the sign of the PMCC and how it affects trend values. * Limiting values and their significance analogized as a percentage (r^2). "
"The student and I worked on Math and Reading this week. She improved a lot on the second reading section she did, and she is getting better at interpreting the math questions. I think her confidence is growing too, which is really important. We will continue working on which problems to simply skip and keep drilling strategies for figuring out how to figure out the math problem."
"We talked about what the student found challenging when she took the SAT in November. Based on this, we mainly focused on writing multiple choice and reading sections. We discussed specific grammatical principles (to be expanded on in future sessions) as well as overall test-taking strategies."
"Today we covered a lot of ground with the project. One of the big wins was showing him to use the MSDN references to see the methods that are available on built-in classes and how to use them to perform functions on classes. We looked at String. PadRight(), Math. Round(), and Decimal. Round(). I showed him how to use the overloaded method parameters to calculate the values that he needs. We also did some debugging to find out why his code wasn't recalculating the total value in certain instances. I let him determine what the cause of the problem was, and then I coached him a bit in working out the solution. In the end, he was able to understand why we needed to treat empty values as zero values when calculating the total. He is almost done with the project and was very happy with today's accomplishments."