Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session, we reviewed bivariate data. It required constructing a scatterplot, calculating the simple linear regression equation using computational formula for the correlation, and standard deviations. We also calculated the estimated error variance. I also demonstrated using R for simple linear regression and noted basic features of R including objects, assignment operator, etc."
"On Monday, the student and I continued our work on area and perimeter. We also went over the spelling rules. He is making good progress with problem solving, but still needs to work on two-step problem solving. I plan on working with him on this, his homework, and spelling more during the next few sessions."
"On Monday, the student and I spent about equal parts of our time working on preparing for his chemistry and algebra 2 finals, which are this week. We went over an algebra 2 worksheet and got through a couple of pages of his chemistry review packet."
"On Monday, the student and I went over her homework, which consisted of converting between degrees and radians and also the use of trigonometric identities to solve unit circle problems. She did not understand how to approach the problems because the most difficult ones required the use of the trig identities, which she was unaware were necessary. Once we looked them up and did a few problems, she was able to finish her homework on her own."
"On November 15, we had a 1.5-hour session. We went over the student's two pages of homework, which involved percentages. We also went through his previous two quizzes and talked about any that he got incorrect and how to correctly answer the question."
"On our first session, we studied conics sections. We went over examples the student needed to review for his coming tests. Specifically, we went over problems about serving up equations from information given in problems. Also, we solved some written problems involving just distances, to find conics equations. He was having some trouble solving the written problems at first, but after another couple of solved problems he seemed a lot more confident. The student is also going to discuss some of the problems we worked on in our session with his professor, to make sure they were solved the right way."