Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I conducted a brief overview of concepts that included proportional standard deviation, margin of error, standard error, mean of proportion, and confidence interval rationale. With understanding of formulas and independence conditions we completed at least 20 practice problems for mastery and explanations of solutions. For example, understanding what margin of error explains within a confidence interval and estimation of true proportion. We also reviewed aspects of normal distribution models and the 68 95 99.7 concept."
"Today we reviewed rational functions for his test tomorrow, going over simplifying, multiplying, dividing, adding, subtracting, and graphing. He understands the concepts generally well. We went over finding x and y-intercepts, and with practice, he improved over the course of the session."
"The student has a test on logarithms later in the week and her teacher had given the class a number of problems as study for the test. We spent the rest of the session going over the problems and understanding how to manipulate logarithms and their use in equations. We found a couple of problems troublesome and she made notes to ask her teacher about one problem the next day in class."
"The student was struggling a bit with problems involving volumes of revolution, so we went over specific problems involving volumes of revolution, and touched a little bit at the end on volumes of cross sections. We discussed further into the visualization aspect of each problem, and then the setting up of the equation to find the answer. Tara was very enthusiastic and ready to learn. She seemed to understand each problem much more thoroughly once she was able to visualize them. Next session, we will be going over more volumes by cross section, inverse trig functions, and differential equations involving integrals."
"Today we went over binomial distribution and testing. The student had trouble understanding the data as well as the computer program being used in his work. I showed him how to maneuver through the program and select the correct option. We then practiced identifying the right inputs and putting them into the program to calculate z and p values. We then went over interpreting results and how to make concluding statements. I showed him the models of how to state certain facts to which he responded very well. Overall, he seems more confident in using the program and feels more comfortable with binomial distribution."
"The student and I held this session to review some more homework and prepare for her upcoming exam - this will be our last session as she plans on transitioning into ACT tutoring. Much of her work dealt with cross multiplication of monomials in order to determine variable values. She received an A- on her last exam."