Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We continued to review for the student's next test. We went back to parabolas but also spent a great deal of time with synthetic division, polynomial division, and factoring large degree polynomials. I think the student understood these concepts rather well by the end of the session."
"During our session, the student and I completed an online homework assignment that was due in class the next day. Through this process, we discussed how to graph and test equations to determine if they are functions are not. The student did very well during our session."
"I worked with the student on new homework, mostly involving log rules and translations of logarithmic functions. Then we worked on a test review that her teacher gave her including finding the zeroes of functions, factoring functions utilizing various techniques (utilizing full or partial zeroes, factoring, graphing, etc.) dividing polynomials to factor, as well as utilizing some log rules to simplify results and solve for variables within logarithmic equations."
"For this session, we went over the study material for his test the next day. Made up similar problems to what his math teacher has been having him practice, and making sure he knew how to solve them. He seemed pretty comfortable with most of the material and knew how to solve the problems I gave him. Next session we were hoping he'd be able to get his papers back from his teacher so we could work on that material before his semester exams in mid-December."
"The student and I reviewed his Oct midterm. We spent most of the time on long division and word problems. We reviewed distance and rates, profit/revenue, and integer word problems. We also worked on solving equations and learning exponent rules. I recommended that the student learn his times tables to aid in simplifying problems."
"Today the student and I continued to prepare for a test. We continued to practice problems with implicit differentiation. However, I insisted on the fact that many problems that look as if they should be solved with implicit differentiation are easier to solve another way. We then moved on to trig and log functions and talked about strategies for taking those derivatives. She is progressing well through these concepts. Nonetheless, she seems to have a solid understanding on what we've worked through and showed marked improvement since our first session."
"This was my first session with the student. We will meet at least twice a week in the beginning and see how it goes from there. When I worked with her, we worked on graphing and she understands it well. We will work on that more. She is currently working on slope, linear equations as well as finding the x and y intercepts. She did well on her homework."
"We did some review for the student's final exam. We covered standard deviation, z-scores, interpreting z-scores, exponential growth, and exponential decay. Once we covered the concepts, he seemed calm and confident. I think he will do well on his final if he just takes a deep breath and takes his time going over the problems."
"We worked through problems 2-3 of the 3 problem set that we began on Wednesday. Problem 2 had to do with logistic regression and we found our way to an answer that was correct using a few outside resources. Problem 3 dealt with forecasting using excel and determining sales before and after a storm. The student is going to type up his final submission for all three questions and send it to me for review before he hands it in."
"During this one-hour session the student wanted to get assistance working on a study sheet to prepare for her final exam. We looked at how to interpret and understand two-way factorial design and the test used to calculate the results. She is clear about what she needs help with and what she already understands."
"We covered ANOVAs, simple regressions, and began to work on multivariable regressions. We spent the majority of the time going over some problems on the practice exam that the student was still unclear on after the review session. Tomorrow is our last session before his final, so we're going to go through a few more calculation problems in depth, and then do a final, brief overview."
"This was our last session, so we continued working on her review sheet for her test. We did probability, listing simple events and calculating probabilities of certain happenstances. We conducted a hypothesis test in one problem. We did one last p-value comparison as well. She did well."