Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over differences between various statistical tests and alternative methods to conducting said tests as well as confidence intervals. The student was quick to understand the new methods and was able to implement them in her work. She has a homework set of problems which are due on Sunday."
"Covered Chapter 10, 11 Test Review in preparation for the Final Exam; Chapter 10: Two Sample Inferences; Chapter 11: Hypothesis Test for Differences of Proportion; Did final Exam Review question pp. 191 - 193 #A, B, C, D"
"The student wanted to meet today because she wanted help with probability concepts. We covered basic probability, the Bayes theorem, and combinations/permutations. We covered useful tools for interpreting and solving such problems. I left her with several simple probability problems to do."
"The student has a couple of assignments due tomorrow and wanted my help making sure he knew what to do. The assignments focused on surveys, samples and bias. He is getting good at understanding populations and samples, but had a couple of issues dealing with experiments. We talked about placebos and confounding variables, and what each of them mean in an experiment. He also had not learned much about bias, so we went over the different kinds of bias and how we can recognize and avoid them."
"We made a plan to prepare for the student's upcoming final by reviewing his previous tests, quizzes and study guides. From there, we highlighted problem questions and made a plan for how to break up the content over the next week and a half."
"During this session, we talked about scientific notation, specifically how to put large numbers into scientific notation and how to change numbers in scientific notation to standard form. She hadn't learned this in class yet, so this was all new material, but she understood it well after some more practice. We then went back and reviewed more of the chapter because she has a test coming up."
"Reviewed and made test corrections over a practice assessment test, then started going through study tips and tactics for review packet that the student got. Went briefly over the new assessment test material, starring and highlighting important information and equations in her packets."
"Today the student and I started at Lesson 2.6, worked through the Chapter 3 Pretest, and continued through Lesson 3.2. We worked on writing and solving two step equations using the distributive property, and simplifying algebraic equations. We also worked on solving for variables and simplifying fractions with variables and exponents. Finally, we went over writing standard numbers in scientific notation. He is a quick learner and did very well!"
"The student's goals are to build a solid foundation in Algebra and Algebra II so that she will succeed in her class. We began with completing all the questions she had on her first exam in September that dealt with solving for x, order of operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of polynomials, inequalities, absolute value and FOIL. The review went well and she has a solid understanding of this material. Excellent first session."
"The student and I went over current material she is working on, including: the Upper and Lower bound theorems, Descartes' theorem regarding negative and positive roots, the rational root theorem, and then the end behavior and graphs of even/odd polynomials to large degrees. We spent the end of our session reviewing some material for her final exam, which consisted primarily of the unit circle."
"Today, I met with the student and we went over multiplication tables. Her parents wanted to improve the amount of time it takes for her to solve multiplication problems, since some of the tests in her class are timed. We worked with multiplication tables and flashcards as well work to speed up her solving time. She did a great job and I am happy to have her as my student."
"The student worked on incomplete math worksheets that reviewed several concepts about fractions (adding, subtracting, multiplying). Because these concepts were mixed he had to recall appropriate strategies for solving each problem. As we reviewed procedures for solving fractions we created a notes page that he could refer to while working."