Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed how to find the apothem, perimeter, and area of a regular polygon. This involved a review of trigonometry. We also went over the relationship between the ratio of perimeters and ratio of areas. She picks up new concepts quickly and was able to do the problems on her own."
"Met with the student to go over chapter 14 in her text on Repeated Measures ANOVA. I explained the concept of how a two way ANOVA would not be appropriate because we are measuring values across time of more than one individual. She understood how a new methodology would have to be used. We went over the formulas and then started the problems. She calculated the MSB and MSW correctly and understood the relationship between the SSinter SSsubject and SStotal. We also answered multiple choice questions dealing with increasing F ratios. The student correctly understood how a RM ANOVA needs to achieve a higher F ratio because the degrees of freedom become much smaller for the same data. We will continue to practice these concepts until her final exam. The student understands how fundamentally ANOVA isn't hard but is a lot of calculations. "
"The student and I reviewed for her Chemistry test tomorrow, which will be over nuclear chemistry. Specifically, we went over natural decay, transmutations, fission, and fusion, as well as predicting reactions. We also covered the electromagnetic spectrum. We then moved on to her Algebra II homework, which was over arithmetic sequences and sums."
"We worked through some problems involving vectors and she seems to have a good grasp of the physics-based material. "
"We spent some time on an overview of the SAT and then focused on reading comprehension and sentence completion. The student does pretty well on these sections when he has time to really think through his answers, annotate the passages and eliminate obviously wrong answers. The next step will be doing this under timed conditions and determining which questions to skip and which to spend time on."
"Today, the student and I worked through Chapter 6 in her German book. We learned how to ask if and report that someone is sick, express that you like someone, conjugate the verbs besuchen (to visit), finden (to find), horen (to hear), and sehen (to see), and use personal pronouns in each of the grammatical cases. She did an excellent job using the accusative case and seems to have a firm grasp of how it functions. She also seemed happy to report that her listening comprehension skills have improved and that she finds herself more readily able to understand conversations between native speakers. For homework, she was asked to read to the end of the chapter we worked on today, do a verb exercise, and complete a listening activity."