Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student had several very difficult probability problems to work with. We spent most of our time talking about the relationship between Pascal's Triangle and combinations. We finished up with the handshake problem (room of n people, everyone shakes hands, how many shakes take place) and we used three examples of n=3, 5, 10 to derive the combination formula. That seemed to help make sense of things. Then we hopped over to Pascal's Triangle and saw the relationship there between rows and columns."
"We prepared for the student's final over logarithmic and exponential functions. We graphed several functions and gave certain details about the graphs including intercepts, asymptotes and domains."
"The student and I worked on homework today. Her teacher assigned several problems in which she had to factor quadratics into two parts. She's catching on with this concept but still needs a lot of practice to get good at it."
"The student and I met for 45 minutes on Monday and Tuesday; both days reviewing for her final exam, as well as binomial expansion using Pascal's triangle and the Binomial theorem, arithmetic and geometric means, finite and infinite summations, summation notation, conics-hyperbolas, ellipses, circles, parabolas-graphing and writing standard forms of their equations, solving the square to get an equation."
"I gave the student more probability problems to practice with varying degrees of difficulty. These problems included two way frequency tables, Venn diagrams, set theory, and independent and conditional probabilities. Other than some minor calculation errors, he completed the problems mostly on his own. He has a final coming up in a few weeks that will include this content, so preparing with different types of questions will be helpful."
"Today we covered Fourth Grade Unit 1 which is Place Value. We worked on estimating numbers, rounding to a specific place value, and comparing numbers using greater than, less than, and equal to. We also discussed how to solve probability problems using organized lists. The student did a great job with these subjects, but should take his time when doing his work. He often rushes through problems and makes mistakes that could easily be corrected if he worked more carefully. For homework, I gave him a Place Value test that covers all the topics we reviewed in today's session. We ended the session with a short game of 24 to help with his mental math skills."