Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has an exam tomorrow. We discussed the topics and he is comfortable with the material for the exam. He also worked on his homework. He worked on pre-algebraic problems that were developed in picture form using geometric shapes."
"The student completed 2 assignments. He finished a classwork assignment on identifying triangles and whether one could be constructed with given side measurements. He learned that the sum of 2 sides must be greater than the 3rd side. He also completed a workbook page covering the same skills. We reviewed his geometry vocabulary, particularly the names of types of triangles. He still gets complementary and supplementary angles confused. We reviewed multiplication facts until the end of the period. He is becoming more fluent with them."
"The student is working through factoring and solving polynomials, particularly quadratics and cubics. She can perform the algorithms quite well, and we discussed why those algorithms work. We quickly discussed domain and range, a strategy for finding them, and ways to report them. She is in a good position, and repetitive practice for math would be extremely helpful."
"The first student and I reviewed number lines, integers, and absolute value and completed his short homework assignment for tomorrow in addition to doing some more of the problems from that section. The second student and I completed 2 worksheets from his social studies class, one on the Middle East/Islam and one on Africa."
"We went over bijections, and some of set theory including De Morgan's laws. The student seems to be doing exponentially better."
"Today we covered the definition of random variables, the difference between discrete and continuous random variables, the binomial distribution, the normal distribution, the standard normal distribution and the standard normal cumulative table, means, z-scores, and the z-test. The student seems to have a good understanding of most of the topics reviewed, and the bulk of our time was spent working on questions concerning z-scores, standardization, and deriving probabilities from the standard normal table. She is strong on calculation of z-scores, but had a bit of trouble with calculating probabilities using z-scores and the standard normal table. She showed definite improvement in this area towards the end of the session, and had no trouble working with the binomial distribution. Given her strengths in most of the areas covered, as long as she practices using the standard normal table and finding probabilities of intervals using the table, she should succeed in this section of the class."