Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We spent time preparing for her test which included learning percent of increase and decrease as well as being able to convert from fractions to decimals and percents. The student did well with the concepts and I left her with a study sheet for her test."
"We began our session by reviewing division of polynomials as the student had questions about how to do this oh her homework. We then worked on problem set 17 beginning with number 8 which was another division of polynomial problem. We watched the video for word problems with ratios and began the practice problems. At our next session we will complete the practice problems from the lesson. Homework assigned was Problem Set 17, the odd #'s."
"We covered graphing polynomials, finding zeros, the maximum, and minimum for polynomials as well. At first he was drawing a rough sketch of the graphs by using just the x-intercepts. However, when he chose other coordinates in between those points he was able to draw the graphs more accurately. He was feeling more confident finding zeros when he factored out the polynomials besides solving for x in the standard equations. I showed him ways to factor out polynomials where a common factor can be pulled out and factoring would take place within the parenthesis. As a result, I noticed his confidence level increased the more he practiced drawing the graphs and generating tables to come up with the coordinates. This session was successful."
"We did textbook problems with solving and graphing inequalities. The student has a good grasp on the concepts and said she knows what corrections she'll need to make on a quiz that she just took. We also briefly covered functions and point-slope form of lines. Overall she is doing excellent."
"We reviewed derivatives in preparation for the student's test tomorrow. We reviewed how to work with graphs and charts to determine derivatives of unknown functions and reviewed inverse functions and inverse trigonometric functions. The student showed excellent improvement throughout the lesson!"
"The student met with me tonight for the purpose of deciding what she needed to do to her pre-existing data in order to analyze it. The data she has is reaction time data from a large number of trials across about 7 different predictive factors. We had a lengthy discussion in which we decided that the best solution was to decide what factors she was actually interested in and cut any that she did not have predictions for. We devised a few different analysis plans, but felt that we could not make any final decisions until she could send her dataset to me. We planned to meet next week so that we could look at the data together and make decisions."