Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered conversions: fractions to decimals to percents (in simplest form). This came very easily to the student. He then did addition and subtraction of decimals with just numbers and also in word problems. Lastly, we worked through a variety of word problems, which included subtraction, decimals, finding tips, finding combinations, and long division. He is showing great improvement in being independent with the problem solving piece (i.e., not asking me immediately what he should do with each problem). He continues to be very proud and excited if he knows he will be able to get all of his math homework done before the session ends."
"The student and I covered arithmetic and geometric sequences. We worked on problems involving recursive definitions and explicit formulas for finding terms in a sequence. She initially showed some confusion regarding recursive definitions and explicit formulas, but she quickly caught on to the concepts and could solve problems rather quickly on her own."
"This was our first meeting. For the first part of the session, we went over the student's Algebra 2 homework and the lesson that it covered (sequences and series). He finished his assignment for tomorrow and seems to have a good grasp of the topic. For the second half of the session, we went over chemistry. We reviewed his worksheet for chemical nomenclature and discussed the different rules for naming chemicals. We then reviewed the list of polyatomic ions that his teacher wanted the class to know. I suggested that he use flashcards to help him study the list of ions. He was engaged and receptive to learning during the session."
"Today we focused on composite functions and solving for the solution to two-variable equations. We went over how domain applies to composite functions and did some examples. We did some challenging problems, and both students were successful solving composite functions, especially after lots of practice. I can tell that they both have come to appreciate their confidence after doing lots of practice. They always do their work and continue to try to get better. I also talked to them about the importance of their mathematics education - even if they don't plan to go into a career that frequently uses math, it is a language that is so integral to most parts of our modern society that learning math can be modernly equated to learning the English language. They just started on three-variable equations in class, and we've planned to cover and practice these types of equations during our next tutoring session."
"Today, we covered the material from Chapters 1 and 2 on z-scores and various types of statistical plots. The student seemed to have a good command of the material and had a positive attitude towards it."
"We reviewed standard deviation, variance, z-values, and confidence intervals from a used statistics textbook the student has. We came up with example practice problems to help her frame her dissertation project from a statistical standpoint. Her next project will involve writing a draft of the introduction for her thesis."