Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Another good session with this student. We reviewed for a test over several sections of course material. We had previously covered Ch 7, so we focused on the new material and confidence intervals. She understands the concepts. We worked on identifying the information given in word problems and which statistical variables it corresponded to. I expect she will perform well on the test. She has a tendency to use her own shorthand in explaining problems and should remember to use conventional language on the test."
"For today's session, we focused on working through a review for the student's upcoming test on Friday. The review covered questions on rational functions/inequalities and transformations, operations with rational expressions, and radical functions/inequalities and expressions. We were able to work fairly efficiently and quickly, since the student only needed a few pointers for clarification. I emphasized the helpfulness of keeping rational expressions in a factored form so they are easier to simplify and identify undefined values and zeroes. The student is exceptional at solving equations very quickly. Overall, he seems very competent in how to do all of the math covered in this chapter. After completing the algebra review, we moved on to review the student's physics homework. This involved voltage, current, resistance, and electrical power, which he was able to work through with minimal resistance. I was able to help him distinguish the difference between electrical energy and charge, which he needed clarification on. He has also expressed his difficulty with circuits, which we will tackle at our next session."
"We did a whole review on planes, lines, intersections of planes and lines, normal vectors, cross and dot product, and the distance from a point to a plane. The student has shown improvement in remembering the equations and knowing the concepts needed to do well on her exam tomorrow. I let her attempt the problem and I stepped in occasionally to help, but she has shown a great improvement in her knowledge of the material so I didn't need to help that much. She has a practice test that she will complete tonight."
"Basic concepts about normality, z-score stuff and went through some practice problems. Student was having a hard time understanding concepts at the beginning but made it at the end. Practice went pretty well."
"I covered with the student: (1) calculating coefficients of variations, (2) calculating probabilities based on the normal and t-distributions, and (3) calculating confidence intervals and making inferences from them, (4) a pretest statistics review for her final exam."
"We worked through our review of the test the student received back, which focused on longer form problems, such as finding the probability of single values using z-scores, finding the probability of various sample means using z-scores and t-scores, and constructing confidence intervals."