Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"One hour diagnostic session. She is a strong reader and a good speller. Math-wise, she has just been introduced to multiplication and finding area of rectangles in school. Spent the day testing a couple of methods of understanding multiplication. Eager to try more next time. Her writing and reading comprehension are good, but she leans toward brevity. Worked today on outlines to get her to write a bit more for her essays."
"We split our session into math and biology. The first half, we spent going over vocabulary words for protein synthesis, which included DNA, RNA, Codon, Transcription, Translation and Polypeptides. The second half, we spent on math worksheet on exponents. It covered additional rules governing exponents. The student did 20 examples, and she got all of them right, except 2."
"The student and I worked on math and reading. In math, she is working length of objects and comparing objects based on length and height. In reading we practiced spelling words and reading aloud to work on fluency. In upcoming weeks we will continue working on math skills that she brings from school, working on reading as a whole, and practicing handwriting."
"We worked on math and language arts today. For math we worked on symmetry and he worked on his homework and played symmetry games online. We also worked on reading comprehension. He read two different reading passages and answered questions using the RACER method as well. His math seems to be improving and he got an 84 on his grammar test which his teacher said was a huge improvement."
"We covered the student's math homework. I showed him some new ways to solve problems and we both worked through his set question by question. I introduced him to the use of algebra in a biological study that I conducted. The session was very productive. We plan to meet soon but are working around the his test."
"The student and I worked on Frequency Distribution for his statistics class. We covered how to compute the average and variance of a frequency distribution. We talked about the meaning of average and variance in real world applications. We reviewed some this material for an upcoming quiz."
"We worked on his statistics homework, covering chi square tests. Although he didn't complete the homework, he had a fair amount done, so I left him some remaining homework to do (although we did have a discussion of the concepts to prepare him well to complete the rest of the homework)."
"The student and I worked through exercises in order to complete his test. This course is exceptionally harder than any statistics course I have seen, and the student seems to be overwhelmed, but is handling it very well. He is still trying very hard and trying to keep a positive attitude."
"We went through her lab worksheet. It was about sample distribution and its properties. I explained to her how she has to use the formula and solve the problems. She understood them. We went through almost 5 questions for this concept. She is doing well."
"The student and I went through the information she had covered last week in class. We covered normal distribution, skew, standard deviation, and linear regressions. We spent a lot of time talking about what these concepts mean and what they are used for."
"We reviewed standard deviation, mean, z-scores, and hypothesis testing. After discussing these concepts and going over several examples, we discussed the student's math homework."
"We reviewed several multi-step homework problems that the student was having difficulties solving. She is able to re-submit homework for higher scores. The topics covered spanned from those covered in the first week of class to more recent material: finding probabilities, Chebyshev's theorem, variance, standard deviation, etc. We also reviewed a bit of basic algebra."