Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed some homework problems while exploring the concepts in chapter 8 and 9 on random variables and normal distributions. It went well, and we used visual tools to help when we could. Next time, we will start making a study "cheat" sheet."
"Today he worked through the first test (from which questions will be pulled for the upcoming final), and the study guides for both of the tests. Practice has made the student much more familiar and comfortable with the concepts from the first test, and I also think he made significant strides today in grasping the conceptual basis of a sample distribution."
"Today we did an overview of hypotheses testing. We looked at the null and alternative hypotheses, left, right and two tailed tests. The student is eager to learn and wants to do well. We looked at hypotheses testing for two populations proportions, next time we will look at the mean."
"We discussed probability of simple events and compound events. We discussed exclusive and independent events, the rule of AND, and the rule of OR. The student had a great attitude, especially considering that he was rusty on some of the concepts. He still had problems to finish on his assignment when we were done, so I instructed him to complete his assignment and to review the problems we had finished. He struggled with notions of compound probability, but made progress using tree diagrams. He was able to use tools from our discussion to overcome some of the difficulties he encountered. He may need to get additional practice."
"Today I reviewed the assigned problems with the student. We reviewed everything we have learned since the beginning of our sessions. He is stronger in multiplication and division. Thanks to the growth, he can now convert fractions to decimals and decimals to percentages."
"Today's session focused primarily on classifying shapes by line and angle types. Much of the material was new. The student does well differentiating between shapes as well as identifying acute/ obtuse/ right angles and parallel sides. We addressed new vocabulary such as equilateral vs. equiangular and isosceles vs. scalene. We also did some practice with decimals and rounding with tenths and hundredths, and continued to work on multi-digit multiplication. We're working to try to build confidence and patience while also negotiating to keep her engaged and willing to work through problems. Ended with 9x practice (25 questions) and kept time so that she can continue to see speed increase with repetition."