Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student had an assignment out of a new chapter covering experimental design. Each problem described a possible experiment and asked whether it really was an experiment or if just an observational study. Then each case had multiple other questions to answer about the details of each type."
"Today was our first session in which we reviewed the most recent chapter of the student's text covering derivatives using chain rule, quotient rule, and also trig derivatives. The concept he was having the most trouble with was regarding implicit differentiation. I worked through a few examples for him and then had him practice through more examples until he felt more confident with solving those problems. He was also having a bit of trouble remembering some of the formulas such as the quotient rule and I tried to give him some tips to remember it as well as pointed out that he could also use negative exponents and apply the chain rule if necessary. Overall the session went well; he will need to practice more for his test next week and he is considering having a session next Thursday prior to his test."
"We covered the introduction to ANOVA. I showed the student the purpose of such a test and the situations that call for it. I then went over how to calculate the F statistic and all the new vocab that came with it. We went through a couple of examples to make sure she could see everything I showed her being put to use. We finished the session going over APA models and the easiest way to create them."
"Today, the student and I covered chapter 3 in her algebra book. The concepts included one step equations, two step equations, proportions, cross multiplication, and solving functions. She completed the chapter test and did very well. The chapter also reviewed concepts from 1 and 2 and she did well. We ended by reviewing the multiplication flash cards. She digressed slightly from last time, but we will continue to review them each session."
"The student and I worked on matrices this past week. She seems fairly confident in the material but she seems to rush through the work to try to get to the answer without understanding the concepts or why she is performing certain operations. Getting her to slow down and think more critically will help her succeed in this course."
"The student and I met to go over her quiz that she had last week and some homework. We discussed her errors on the quiz and did homework on quadratic sequences. We finished the lesson with her ahead of her lesson for the following week."