Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we went through student's homework from break. We worked through several problems using fractions and word problems. We also went over cross-canceling at the end to reinforce the topic."
"Student wanted to review how to determine whether data varied directly, inversely, or jointly and how to write equations to reflect the data. Most of the worksheet problems she had already completed and knew this material. We spent the majority of time graphing rational functions (12 problems) by identifying x- and y- intercepts, asymptotes, and predicting end behavior. Although she had questions in the beginning, by the last couple of problems she did not need any assistance on graphing. She had some remaining problems to identify the asymptotes but felt she could do this on her own. There was also one problem that provided the x- intercepts and asymptotes and asked her to write an equation, so we talked through how to approach this and she was comfortable with that. This was all practice for her quiz in which she said she felt comfortable with the material."
"During today's session, the student and I went through a review worksheet for Geometry. The student understood the vast majority of the questions on the review sheet, but he struggled in remembering some of the formulas (i.e.. formula to derive equations (i.e.. log formula) from graphs. The student showed that he fluency with the quadratic formula and finding real roots from given equations, but displayed hesitation when searching for imaginary roots. Once he realized this necessary path, he displayed almost complete fluency; some time should be practiced on finding imaginary roots from given equations. The student overall displayed a good amount of focus and motivation toward succeeding. I would like to continue to help the student practice study habits that will follow him into college."
"Last night we went over calculating z scores and using/reading the z distribution table. We also calculated the probability of a certain score occurring or getting greater than or less than a particular score."
"The student is taking a statistics course in college. The class is studying probability right now. I did a talk about the basic 5 rules of probability, then we discussed binomial probability. I went through how to identify a binomial setting, and how to use the binomial probability formula to calculate probabilities for binomial situations. After the talk, we dove into her homework, where we applied all the rules for basic probability. We also spent some time discussing the binomial probability problems in her homework. Initially, she was confused with all of the information. However, by the end of the session, she was able to apply the rules on her own."
"The student worked on homework problems with the uniform distribution. She focused on intuition for mean and standard deviation formulas."