Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked in Sections 7.1 and 7.2 from her text, to prepare for her test tomorrow in polynomial basics. We worked on familiarization with notations, as well as working through problems with correct Algebra."
"The student's teacher let the class know that he would be giving them a test over the first few sections in the first few chapters at the beginning of the class. The student and I reviewed these concepts by looking at some of his older tests and homework. I tasked him with continuing to practice the problems from the quizzes and tests we looked at today."
"The student got a 90 on her last math test which was great news. She didn't have much work today and the work she did have was extremely easy for her (percents). We skipped ahead some to see what she would be working on in the future and started going over simplifying square roots. The student is working on factoring, now including lead coefficients. She was doing much better with it by the end of the session."
"The client is a PhD working on a personal project on economics. He wanted to consult on his methodology and be refreshed on how to interpret some aspects of multiple regression. We looked at his output together, and I gave him some handouts on the subjects he wants to learn. We also discussed sample size, and I told him about G Power and how he can calculate it. We also discussed that, although his project has some limitations, it may be enough for him to point them out and provide a rationale for his choices in a section titled "Limitations." He had not considered that idea and seemed to like it. We agreed that we will meet again during the next phase of his analysis."
"We talked about paired t-tests using differences, the confidence intervals associated with the mean differences, paired t-tests using grouped means, and their associated confidence intervals. We also talked about hypothesis testing on grouped variances. We talked more about how to use the calculator ti-84 plus and how he feels for the test is coming up."
"The student and I spent the session going over conic sections in preparation of the next topic his class will cover. We began with the absolute basics, looking at the general forms of ellipses, hyperbolas, and parabolas. I identified the major features common to all the equations and the details that differentiated each. We then went over how to use the general form equation to graph an ellipse by using specific examples. I then had him graph a couple of ellipses to better retain the information. After the initial investigation, I showed him some of the ways conic section problems might appear, taking an equation from a polynomial form to the general form by completing the squares and moving terms to their relevant sides. With the time we had left, I went over the basics of graphing a hyperbola from the general form equation. We will see how much his class covers before our next session, but will likely continue on learning and practicing conics."