Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"For this session, we discussed the student's homework. The homework was mainly about normal distributions and utilizing normalcdf() and invNorm() functions on the calculator in order to solve problems. The student is very proficient on the use of her calculator. Overall, this was an excellent session."
"Today we covered the student's first exam from this class, primarily on normal probability distributions, z-scores, the 68-95-97.7% rule, and a few definitional issues around standard deviation vs various, left vs right skew, etc. She is studying for an exam right now. She has the concepts down very well, we are just having her practice applying them. I will attempt to find some useful practice for Karen for our upcoming session on Saturday. She was a delight to work with, and I just think we need to see how she feels about taking the exam."
"Today we focused on the basic logic behind hypothesis testing and confidence intervals to try to generate some intuition for the student."
"The student's teacher was kind enough to send home the test she took last week so we could go over the problems she got wrong to try to diagnose the issue. Out of 6 problems the only pattern was misunderstanding the use of a chart. The student works better when there is a visual representation of the data rather than a table. The other issue lies in missing information which I think could be mitigated by her writing down the entire problem and any important information on her answer sheet. The student needs to write down all pertinent information so she can have it in her workspace and doesn't miss anything. We will be implementing this strategy on practice tests to see if it helps."
"I worked with Student 1 on Math, and reviewing his morning work that was not finished. I also worked with Student 2 on his Math and Vocabulary. We also studied for a Social Studies test. Student 3 worked on her Math and Religion Project."
"The student and I pretty much just worked on one type of problem today, in which the rate function of a situation is given, and then many different things have to be done including deriving, integrating, and combining with other functions. There wasn't much breadth to the problems, but they were rather difficult both in concept and execution! The student started out pretty much blank regarding how to proceed in the problems, but she eventually picked it up and was able to work the problems very well. There's not too much more to be said! The problems are pretty high-level, difficult word problems, but the student has attained a pretty solid grasp on them. There were one or two more problems (of the same basic type) she needs to do for homework, and then she will have a quiz over it soon."