Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During this session, the student and I continued reviewing for her measurement quiz. I was very happy to see that she had completed her entire review packet and not just the pages I had assigned, so we were able to go through all of it together. She did a great job on it, demonstrating her comfort with the metric system and movement between those units. We spent the rest of our time working on word problems from her workbook. As always, these were the most difficult areas for her, but we really worked on logic for determining the correct functions, as well as identifying when to transform units for easier calculating. We went through an assortment of problems, going over differences between different topics (finding length or perimeter vs. say, elapsed time) and how our strategies might differ in approaching each problem. I left her with a detailed plan for her studying tonight, including specific practice problems as well as areas to study and memorize."
"Today the student was very attentive and responsive. His mother stated that he took a test. After talking to him, he stated that they started a new topic in school concerning slope of a line. We discussed how the Cartesian coordinate system worked and reviewed it together. Considering that he was learning it for the first time, he picked up on it very quickly and was able to do the questions very well."
"The student is preparing for her assessment test this week. We reviewed every subject that we have gone over in the last few months. We touched on order of operations, fractions, unit conversions (length, weight, volume), and geometry. She should be well positioned for her exam."
"Today we worked on areas of polygons. She knew how to find the area of a triangle, a trapezoid, and a parallelogram. She also understood how to find the area of a circle and the circumference of a circle. We discussed the differences between finding the area of a circle and with the circumference."
"We covered fractions, decimals, places of numbers in decimals, operations with decimals, and word problems covering these concepts. During our next session we will focus on reviewing these topics and focusing on divisions with decimals."
"Today we discussed correlation. We went over how to identify whether two variables are positively or negatively correlated. We also discussed how to tell by looking at a scatter plot if your correlation is strong or weak. We talked about what r is and its range (1 to -1). How the value of r will be closer to 1 for positive correlations and closer to 0 for weaker correlations. We also went over null and alternative hypotheses in terms of correlation. We reject our null hypotheses if our r statistic is greater than the positive version of the critical value. We cal also reject the null if it is less than the negative version of the critical value. We fail to reject the null (keep the null) if the r statistic falls in between the negative and positive version of the critical value. I told her if she draws this out every time (draws the distribution) it will make much more sense! We also went over how to draw and interpret a scatter plot. It was a very productive session in my opinion. We will meet again tomorrow."