Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I helped the student with her homework from that Tuesday and the day before. I created problems based on the types of problems that she was working on and gave her to work on as well. We worked on the following: 1) Multiplied 2 digit number by a 2 digit number 2) Listed factors for a composite number 3) Created pattern of list of numbers from multiplying the first number by the same number 4 times 4) Rounded 6 digit number to the nearest tenth place 5) Given ap rectangular figure with a perimeter and the width of one side, find the length of a side 6) Added 2 6 digit numbers 7) Division problem involving the dividing of money between friends She finished working on the problems. We ended the session by 8:00 pm."
"The student and I worked today on recognizing prime numbers and determining prime factorization. I supported her as she worked through her math module, providing additional support. Additionally, I helped her develop calculator based strategies to test for prime numbers and calculate prime factorization. I recommended that she work on math at least one hour every day to make progress."
"During our session, the student and I finished the remaining half of her review sheet for an upcoming test and continued preparing for her upcoming exam. The review sheet covered problems regarding how to solve single-step and multi-step equations and inequalities. She did very well in today's session. I have no concerns about her progress at this point."
"We worked on three subject areas: (1) English essay of "My Ithaca" (2) Review of algebra (3) Mandarin Chinese. I helped the student to brainstorm his thesis. I asked questions to help him think about real life examples related to the metaphors (support/hindrances) used in "Odysseus". He has impressive math calculation ability and is a fast learner. As with any subjects, practice makes perfect. His Mandarin speaking skills are improving when he gets more practice every week."
" We covered examples involving hypothesis testing using sample mean distributions and estimating sample mean distribution standard deviation from the sample standard deviation and then used this to construct a test statistic. We also covered an example of population proportion estimates and associated uncertainty to conclude that a marketing firm was incapable of conducting a poll to correctly estimate a known population proportion of 0.6. The student seemed to track the material well as we went."
"In our session we reviewed linear differential equations again. Then we went back to cover topics from the rest of the semester. We spent time dealing with methods of integration, both u-substitution and by parts. We ended with trigonometric integrals that involved one or two levels of substitution and the right triangle 'x=trig function' substitutions let you create."