Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we covered binomial and geometric distribution in great detail and at the end of the session today we had covered almost all points from Ch. 16-20 in his textbook. The student has made some very good progress. The student and I both feel comfortable that we were able to get him caught up on the material and I suggested that we watch a few more online lectures before his test but I am confident that he is going to do very well on his test."
"She had been feeling challenged in her fast-paced Honors Algebra 2 class. I spent most of this session gaining an understanding of her class: what material was generally covered on tests, how she usually studied, etc. We also completed a few systems-of-equations problems and looked at the general equation for a circle.
"The student and I worked on parabolas - completing the square and graphing them. She seems to understand the concepts. By the end of the lesson she was feeling much more confident in her ability and was more comfortable with the steps."
"We reviewed the homework assignment that the student had for the week. This week we covered solving and graphing inequalities, word problems with distance, rate and time, word problems with unit rate (sometimes with conversions), and solving equations containing an absolute value. His overall grade has increased to a 94%."
"I met with the student on February 10 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. During this session, he mentioned that he had a quiz the following day in the areas of solving inequalities and finding intrusion and extraction points on the number line regarding integers. He provided a quiz review as well as specific homework problems he was working on to prepare for the quiz. He seemed to grasp specific knowledge about the subject material. We practiced several other problems and at the end of the session, he had a better understanding of the material."
"The student and I worked on her review assignment for algebra 2, which focused on multiplying variables, evaluating functions, and graphing polynomials. We spent a good amount of time going through the graphing problems, and she has additional problems to work through on her own. We also worked through a few stoichiometry problems to review for her upcoming chemistry test."
"The student and I went over many problems involving implicit differentiation, derivatives of trig functions, and using these concepts to solve word problems involving rate of change. By the end, he seemed more confident in solving these types of problems."
"The student and I mainly covered inequality equations. We also went over simple multiplication and division for variable solutions. He does very well during our sessions, though I will work with him on retention."
"The student and I worked on Chapter 10 test corrections. At our previous meeting, she had studied for this test. While she is awaiting her score on the five-step hypothesis/four-step confidence interval section, she scored 47/55 on the multiple choice and true/false section. We made corrections on two multiple-choice questions and the extra-credit question involving power. Next we worked on her homework assignment, which covered inference for mean of a population, or one-sample t-tests (including a matched-pairs example). Her meticulous note-taking is helpful, but I am trying to help her conceptualize ideas in a way that allows her to approach each problem critically instead of by rote. This is particularly important when it comes to thinking about the area under a curve (and its connection to p-value) and boundaries for critical points. I talked to her today about t-statistics and about checking her assumptions when performing a hypothesis test."
"The student is studying integration by parts, so we began the session with a quick discussion of the topic so I could be sure he was familiar with the material. We then jumped into his homework and looked at a problem he was having issues with. Once we completed the problem, and several others like it, we moved on to incorporating methods with the shell method he learned in the previous chapter. The student is ambitious and intelligent, and I am confident he will do well in this course."
"We went over a test the pupil took that covered finding areas, and we looked at her homework assignment for the day."
"The student and I continued reviewing for his upcoming test on trigonometric functions, trig identities, sum and difference formulas, square/double/ and half trig identities. We worked on proving identities and used the laws of sine and cosine as well as the formula for a triangle when an angle is unknown."