Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session, we reviewed a quiz that the student took and discussed the problems that she got wrong. Some dealt with interpreting the p value, interpreting the statistical decision to reject the null hypothesis and whether the calculated F should be larger than the critical F. It turns out that she did not have the correct F tables. Thus, many of the critical values were off. We also briefly discussed chi-square and one of the most common statistical tests involving chi-square---the test of independence involving categorical variables. She is very bright and motivated. She plans on scheduling other sessions with me as she covers new material."
"Parametric functions including hyperbolas, parabolas, and ellipses. The student struggled the most with small errors made throughout the calculations. The student had a good attitude towards the material."
"Per request of the student's mother, we actually worked on English. He had a test on figurative language that he didn't do so well on last week, so we went over simile, metaphor, hyperbole, and personification. I had mini-posters on the work board with definitions and examples. I had a sheet of sentences where he needed to identify the device used... and a couple of videos on simile/metaphor and idiom/cliche'. I left him some links and login information for some videos to watch (short quizzes and activity links to accompany each) as well as additional sentences to look at and identify. We also looked at his homework, where he was identifying parts of speech. He got most of the items correct on that. I feel like he is pretty on top of things."
"Per the student's mother's request, I provided guidance and support with his homework and preparation for his math test. He has been working on ratios and proportions and finding percent of a number. He does show that he knows the material well but does make simple mistakes. He still struggles with changing the percent to a decimal when finding percent of a number. During the session, we followed thoroughly his review sheet and practice problems. I emphasized highlighting the information given in order to solve word problems. He will continue to study more on his own."
"Preparing for the student's upcoming exam, we covered simplification, factoring, logarithms, and the domain of functions. Her attitude was excellent throughout and seemed to be rewarded by the end of the session when she celebrated solving a challenging problem and saying that she felt smart. Looking forward to hearing of her success on Friday's exam!"
"Previous assignments on addition and subtraction of fractions were reviewed. The tutor noted that the student was still experiencing problems with the addition and subtraction of fractions. Therefore, the concept of fractions was taught again using the Montessori approach. The student was then given practice exercises with the same denominator. The student successfully solved 12 of such problems."