Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We discussed categorical data, cross tabulations, chi-squared tests, sampling, the law of large numbers and the central limit theorem. We then briefly went over the student's homework. I gave him an introduction to R and provided him some code to help guide him on his homework. Overall, I thought the session went quite well. He seemed to understand the material we covered and had a better idea how to approach his homework."
"The student and I continued our review for her final exam by covering: theoretical yield, limiting reactant vs. excess reactant, amt excess reactant after reaction has stopped, percent yield vs. actual/experimental yield vs. predicted/theoretical yield, solubility rules (determining solubility of a compound) and how to employ them in completing precipitation reactions, quick review of redox reductions (OIL RIG - Oxidation is Loss of electrons and Reduction is Gain of electrons) , etc. We completed all of the worksheets she provided, as well as some of her study guide. I had the student write out the process of solving each problem, theoretically (step-by-step instructions for any problem of that type + rationale for why and how each step was completed). I also printed a list of solubility rules to take home with her."
"During this session we went over linear regression and sample distributions. I corrected any misconceptions the student may have had on this subject."
"We started the session by reviewing classifying triangles and angle relationships. Then we reviewed fraction operations, per the advice of the student's teacher. We concluded the session by working through some practice problems."
"The student and I practiced adding, subtracting, dividing, and multiplying fractions. In addition, we practiced them all in word problems. He has a much better understanding of fractions and the process involved in simplification. I believe catching him up in the class will help bring his grades up."
"The student and I spent the first part of the session focusing on math. In general he is doing really well in this unit. He made it through the assignment without much trouble. The better part of our session was actually spent going over social studies. This chapter was focused on the Constitution and the general structure of the federal government. He didn't absorb this information as quickly as he usually does for math, but we were able to identify some key points to study and memorize for his assessment."