Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"First we covered prior problems that the student had gotten wrong on her homework. We covered dispersion of data and representation of data (more specifically histograms, skewness, standard deviation, root mean square, and also probability for normal cumulative density function). I left her with my examples."
"The student was already significantly prepared for her exam. We went over a few concepts she struggled with. She was easy and enjoyable to work with."
"Today we finished up some z-score work with confidence intervals. First step into inferential statistics. Exciting!"
"The session focused on linear functions by calculating slopes, graphing functions, determining the slope of parallel and perpendicular lines, and creating a linear function based on one or two points. The student did well with the material and has greatly improved over the past few sessions. A practice merit test was taken and the topics reviewed to prepare for the upcoming exam. Overall, the student did well on the practice test."
"Today we focused on properties and theorems of trapezoids and kites. The student takes great notes, so it is easy to extract the info needed to solve his assigned homework problems. I advised him during the session to start highlighting the axioms and theorems for these are the building blocks that lead to ultimately understanding and proving the proof. He takes little time to understand concepts once they are presented to him. For a few problems, he was unsure on what to do or how to start it so I had him read his notes and read the question a few times and then asked a string of questions that lead him to discover a possible solution. He was then able to apply what he learned on the following questions since they are similar with no problems at all. He has a great attitude towards learning, so he has no issues staying focused for our sessions. I advised him to use the internet more in-between sessions and do research if he does not understand a concept. There are tons of sites with information that could help him jump the hurdle and understand the concept if he is stuck. It's a great habit to be proactive in your approach towards education, and I will try to instill this in my sessions. I look forward to the next session with him."
"This session, we focused on studying for the student's Chapter 7 test in math on data (mean, median, mode, frequency charts, line plots, bar graphs, etc.). He did very well on these; as he said at one point, this material seemed to "come naturally" to him. We had already worked on this material some during our prior session and he seems to have gotten even better with it. He seems pretty well-prepared for the test. We spent the last half hour reviewing the material for his science test (states of matter). He knew all of this pretty well as well. For the most part he seems very comfortable with the science material as well and should do well as long as he focuses on the long response questions."