Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Z test, Z score, applications, P values, differentiating between t and z test. Comparing hand calculations to graphing calculator results."
"Reviewed confidence intervals, hypothesis testing (what are the null vs. alternative hypotheses), understanding of the normal distribution, how to calculate z scores and use the table to look up critical values for the z and t test."
"We reviewed topics 10 - 12 from the student's textbook because topics 10 and 11 were the topics of this past Thursday's quiz and topic 12 will be the topic of the in-class quiz this coming Thursday. I checked for his understanding of mathematical notation by giving him a plug-and-chug problem to do using notation similar to what is found in the sample standard deviation formula, and he had trouble processing it. We will continue to spend a bit of time on notation and plug-and-chug problems in each session. We previewed textbook material through topic 14, which addressed expected values. Expected values were a significant part of last semester, but he will need some reinforcement on the concept, which shouldn't take a long time given the relatively straightforward nature of the idea and technique."
"I helped the student prepare for a test on rational functions. We reviewed the concepts behind how to plot them and broke each step down logically. We did several problems applying the concepts to plot rational functions."
"The student and I worked mostly on probabilities today, seeing relationships between numbers, visualizing decimals and fractions, and understanding word problems. I am using logic that she needs to repeat to apply to her homework. I don't work through her exact homework questions with her; I create parallel conceptual questions for her solve and help her see how to solve them. When she gets my parallel questions right, I turn her loose on her homework, and then she can solve it herself. Overall, the student is making progress."
"The student had a midterm the following morning, so we did a review of the chapters she had covered. She was having difficulty with determining which property- associative, commutative, or distributive- she was using. So we practiced on some problems, justifying each step and looking at each word's root meaning to create word associations. I left her very confident!"