Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"For this session, the student and I went over a few problems she had been assigned for homework. They dealt with two-sample T tests and confidence intervals, so we reviewed what these statistical procedures mean and how they work, as well as how to find them in the calculator. (She took the lead on the calculator material!) We also discussed how to tell if a research study is an experiment or not and why we can only draw conclusions about causation from actual experiments. Further, we cleared up some confusion about the meaning of p-values, z*s, and alpha levels."
"Today, the student and I worked on defining quadrilaterals (rectangles, squares, rhombus', etc.), creating graphs with coordinate points, and solving for missing angles. Also, we spent a little extra time on her graph today because I showed her the proper way to create the graph and plot the points according to where they fell. On Thursday, she and I will continue to review quadrilaterals and the differences and similarities between them."
"Today the student and I covered algebra 2 (factorization), and knowing the differences between two squares and differences between cubes."
"The student was assigned a review sheet about factoring, so I taught her a few strategies to use when factoring quadratic binomials and trinomials. We also took a quick look at empirical formulas in chemistry; we'll do practice problems for chem on Thursday."
"The student's homework was to complete a math session on the computer. He had to multiply by 3-digit numbers. He showed signs of difficulty as he attempted to start, so I had to review the concept with him, pointing out the skills. He then continued to work independently. However, I had to reinforce the strategies and skills in between problems, as this was new content for him. After practicing a few problems, he demonstrated a positive attitude towards the material that was reviewed."
"We reviewed the properties of exponents as well as radicals, and simplifying radical expressions so that the denominator is rational plus converting between radicals and exponents. We also reviewed the properties of complex numbers where i ^ 2 = -1. We explored the uses of conjugates to eliminate radicals as well as 'i' from denominators."