Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Multiplication and division drill. Word problem practice. Also read from one of the student's books."
"Today we worked on the arithmetic sample questions for the Accuplacer test, then we worked on the rules of using exponents and order of operations."
"We worked on proportions, rates using percents, word problems, and comparing equivalent fractions using ratios."
"We reviewed problems from the student's practice exam on statistical process control and quality measures. Some problems required identifying which control charts to use, and other problems included conducting chi-square tests for association, and estimating confidence intervals and sample sizes. The student showed an increasing understanding of the material and how to complete these exercises."
"The student had an assignment on a chapter on Regression. He had to make scatter plots and determine if any "unusual" points could be considered outliers or influential points. If so, they were removed and then he would have to calculate the correlation coefficient as well as the linear regression equation. Predictions were also made from his equation, and he also had to interpret the slope and y-intercept of the equation in the context of the problem."
"The student had a few questions on class material. He was having trouble with word problems that ask for you to write equations in point slope form. We worked through a few word problems from the book and then I wrote him a few extra practice ones. He understands point slope form well, he just wasn't choosing the right information from the word problems to use in his equation all of the time. I gave him a few pointers about how to generally tell what is the slope in a word problem and what is the point that they give you. He was doing well with my word problems by the end. I still feel that his organization and care when doing problems needs to improve. I think that those are really important factors in test taking and they are hurting his test grades so I want to focus on that in the next lesson outside of the specific problems he brings to me to work on."