Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed probability questions that dealt with both continuous and discrete probability distributions."
"The student and I worked on chi-square goodness of fit and independence tests, then the section on picking the right statistical test."
"We covered the hypergeometric and the normal distributions, including why the hypergeometric has that particular PDF and how to standardize observations and samples for use in the standard normal."
"The student and I went over how to convert a fraction into a repeating decimal using long division. After that we went the opposite route and went over how to convert repeating decimals back into fractions. We used a method where we let the original repeating decimal equal x, figured out what 10x would be by moving a decimal place, and then subtracted x from 10x so that we got a one-step equation in the form of 9x=constant that we could then solve for x and reduce into a simplified fraction. For homework, I assigned him more practice on the website with changing repeating decimals into fractions as well as an intro video on finding the square root of perfect squares."
"We concentrated on 5th grade math preparation using resources provided by classroom teacher. The student is eager to engage with online practice materials. She is able to construct math problems on the screen, which she prefers over paper. She typically computes correctly, but can be hasty with responses. She is encouraged to review multiplication facts (6s, 7s, 8s, and 9s) for mastery to improve both speed and accuracy. Today's lesson also included comparing systems of measurement as well as decimals and decimal place value. Her general attitude towards learning is positive, and she seems to appreciate positive, encouraging feedback."
"The student and I went over long division, since he seemed fine with multiplication last time. He was unfamiliar with it. I taught him how to do it and he got the idea. He still needs some more work on it, such as where to put the numbers in the equation, but understands the concepts. He needs to work on the technique and nuts and bolts of the way the formula works. We will do more long division next week."