Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I had a wonderful session, reviewing the addition and subtraction we did last time, and moving on to place values and how to read the 'name' of the number out loud. The student excelled, especially in this last portion of the lesson, and grasped the concepts incredibly well!"
"The student was re-taking his driver's permit test today so he wanted to review for it. He went online and did several practice tests. His math teacher gave me a list of geometry vocabulary to write definitions and show examples. He will be able to use this list for his exam on Dec. 17th. He worked on about 10 of the terms."
"The student did very well this session. We spent the bulk of the time covering multiplication and division of fractions, which he has a test over on Tuesday and is also covered on the ISEE. He had some questions initially, but eventually got the concept down very well. Overall good work this session."
"We wanted to gauge how the student is progressing, so we reviewed the results of her last math test. She earned a 90 and was able to correct her one incorrect problem. She has an essay due for English on Mary Shelly's book, "Frankenstein." The student is an excellent writer. We discussed the flow of the paper, writing and using an outline, editing, not using common language or slang expressions, the structure of the essay, a strong introduction, and a conclusion that pulls all the above pieces together. Excellent session."
"Today we started our session by going over exercises for the addition and subtraction of decimals, including adding decimals to the hundredths place vertically and horizontally. The we reviewed the placement of decimals (tens, ones, tenths, hundredths, etc.), writing out the last decimal place and performing rounding operations. Then we reviewed the digestive system for his science work before finishing Chapter 11 and reading all of Chapter 12 of "James and the Giant Peach.""
"The student and I reviewed sample distribution, estimating population means, and testing hypotheses. We worked through all of sample distribution with a little review of z-scores, the normal distribution, and standard variation thrown in, and then were able to tackle the very beginning of estimating population means using confidence intervals."
"We completed the z-score extra credit quiz from the weekend and continued with sections 6.1 and 6.2 on calculating confidence intervals and their interpretation in survey or experimental scenarios. We spent extra time dedicated to completing practice problems using her calculator rather than the formula and tables in the book. After some repetition, she was able to construct and interpret the lower and upper bounds of a confidence interval for a population mean. She also was able to complete most of her homework problems with only occasional assistance, so she should be better positioned in her class moving forward."
"In today's session we covered hypothesis testing. Within that subject we also utilized the z table as well as the t-distribution table. We also worked on calculating the P-value in multiple problems. The problems varied between proportion and mean. There were some questions that she hasn't covered in class, which made the assignment more difficult."
"The student and I worked on some online practice problems from chapter 7 and 9 about probability. The problems were good to work on because they cover the key concepts like sample space, events, independent, and mutually exclusive, and how to determine probabilities. There was an especially long problem about a game of rock paper scissors. It helped to write out what to multiply and help look at the notation in a different way."
"We went over statistical problems concerning z-scores and exponential distributions. No strategy or study skills were included in the study session. I did not leave the student with any extra practice. No scores/grades were shown to note progress. I have no concerns or wins from this session."
"I covered probability basics, counting rules, hypothesis test, and false/true test results. The student is smart."
"The student and I went over creating the categorized education variable and how to merge datasets that have one key variable (i.e., merging one-to-one by an id variable). We also went over how to perform simple descriptive statistics and frequencies on variables in a dataset. I instructed her to do a literature review to look for expected proportion of the workforce (e.g., public/private sector, etc.) that are veterans and the distribution of education received between veteran and non-veteran females. We will work on categorizing job title next week."