Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"For this session, we went through his past test and the problems he had gotten wrong. We also went through converting fractions into decimals and decimals into fractions (specifically out of 100 and 10). The student seemed to grasp the concept."
"We covered adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions; rounding decimals; grammar; and volume. No scores or grades to note progress. I didn't leave her with any extra practice. No concerns from the session."
"Today the student and I worked on a variety of assignments. First, we worked on his math homework. On today's assignment he had to practice identifying similar and congruent polygons. It was fairly easy for him once he got the differences between similar and congruent down. Next we worked on his history. He read chapter 16.1 and filled in a notes worksheet. He was able to do about 90% on his own. He also had a similar assignment in science. He had to fill in part of a packet of notes on invertebrates. Finally, for his religion class he had to watch a video and describe some motivational goals."
"Today we focused on fractions, specifically equivalent fractions and representing fractions pictorially. A lot of the problems involved inferring whether to add, subtract or multiply fractions. I had three boys today. All three boys did well. One picked up the concept of equivalence the best, with another close behind. The third struggled to grasp the concept of an equivalent fraction, as well as creating fractions from a diagram. We got through all of the problems and the boys had great behavior."
"She is working to get some of the basic skills down before her testing next week. We worked extensively on some of her deficits on easier material that make it more difficult for her to work on harder problems. Basically we went over times tables, as well as the theory behind multiplication and division."
"Today we spent time going over chi-square more thoroughly. I also explained to the student how to make and interpret a scatter plot and how to calculate the correlation coefficient r. We talked briefly about the regression equation and how to calculate a and b. We spent a while discussing how to calculate the standard error of the estimate for linear regression. I gave her a step-by-step guide for these questions. We ended the session by going over factorial ANOVA designs (where there is more than one independent variable). We discussed the difference between main effects and interaction effects and how you have to decide whether to reject three separate null hypotheses. I also showed her an example of how to make a conclusion statement based on ANOVA data."