Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Met with the student and continued working through the prep workbook. We focused on math and discussed such topics as algebra, absolute values, and data presentation in graphs and charts. After working through a problem from the book we would spend additional time on similar problems to ensure that the process of how to work through each problem type was clear."
"We continued working on fractions today. We delved into making fractions into division problems. Ex: .2354 = 2354/10,000. The 4 is in the 10,000 place, so therefore the denominator is 10,000. Also we worked on long division with the bigger numbers go into smaller numbers. Ex: 10,000 goes into 2,354. We also did some exercises where he had to pick out equivalent fractions. Ex: Pick the equivalent fraction of 5/7 = 10/12, 15/28, 15/21."
"The student earned a 95 on her math exam. She was happy with our review session from last week and felt that she was prepared. This session we began three units in inequalities. They incorporated the order of operations, mixed fractions, using the least common denominator and checking her work. Excellent session."
"We worked on preparing for an exam that the student has tomorrow. The topics are on logarithms and exponential functions. We went through a review packet and did problems as well as concept review. She will do well if she can recognize certain mathematical relationships when the test is put in front of her. Great session overall."
"Today, the student and I focused on math for an upcoming quiz this week. We reviewed the rules of exponents and I had her complete a worksheet covering the rules. We also reviewed square roots, cubed roots, and nth roots, and I gave her practice problems for each. I also gave her a two-minute drill on subtraction, with which she had some difficulty. We will continue to do the drills until she can answer the majority of the questions during the time frame."
"We went over regression and profit analysis. The student had a bigger problem inputting commands into the statistical program (r) than she did with actually interpreting its results. I helped her with maneuvering through the software and then helped her master using it. Once we had our results we began mastering interpretations of them. She was able to give context to all the coefficients and indicate which of them were significant. She also was able to correctly identify dummy and interval variables. The only other difficulty she had was dealing with possible errors of regression. She reported that her previous exam went better than expected."