Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered integration by power rule and integration by substitution. The student is mainly struggling with recognizing when to use the power rule and substitution. I will be sending him more integration problems to address that. The session went very well."
"We tackled the topic of probability for repeated events and events in which the main pool of objects changes. I am confident in her abilities. I hope that the student is as confident and attentive on her tests as she is in our sessions. If so, she has nothing to worry about."
"The student only had three things left to complete the semester. First, we worked through the problem set related to best fit. He worked through the ten problems with some prompting. Many of the problems presented ordered pairs (x,y) and wanted you to identify the most likely equation. I showed him that the easiest way was to sketch a graph to visualize the type of equation (e.g., quadratic, linear, exponential). After working through a couple problems, I think he got the hang of it. He ultimately got a 9 out of 10 on the problem set. We then went through the lesson 5.10, which was the review for the statistics section. Then we took the Unit Test."
"The student and I reviewed a number of exercise problems that would prepare her for the exam. We calculated z-scores for various sample sizes for proportions and looked up corresponding probabilities in the tables; also we found p-values from Chi-Square distribution given a certain number of degrees of freedom."
"The student has a performance final tomorrow so we just reviewed for that. We talked a little about particle problems and we did some graph examples. Mostly we then reviewed area between curves and volumes of revolution using the disc and washer methods. We did a bunch of examples from his book and checked the answers."
"In this session, we did re-dos from the student's factoring homework. After finishing the re-dos, we did a lesson on dividing monomials. She was comfortable with this concept. To conclude, we reviewed some past challenging algebra concepts to prepare her for the honors test. We reviewed slopes, equations of lines, linear inequalities, and factoring."
"The student and I continued to work on the applications of Algebra that we have been working on for quite some time. There were only a few new types of problems that made us use those skills in different ways, and once we knew how to tackle those we worked and he succeeded in understanding how to work those problems. He is keeping up on the algebraic understanding of problems, and we will continue to focus on the individual steps in order to solve each problem."
"The chapter we covered today was on the Normal Distribution. The Normal Distribution is a bit overwhelming and somewhat confusing at first. We had to lay the groundwork with a review of expectation values and measures of central tendency. We learned to calculate z-scores, which normally students use a table for. Calculating was far more efficient than a look-up table would be, especially for the student. We also covered margin of error."
"Today we covered statistics, mostly the Z score. This student is doing much better with things than when I first started tutoring her. She has some homework to finish before our next session. There were no concerns from this session."
"The student asked again for us to work on AP Statistics during the session since he felt prepared for SAT 2 Math. We spent the time doing individual Statistics practice problems and reviewing formulas. We covered correlation, R squared, p-value, confidence intervals, coefficient interpretation, etc. He has already improved since last week, and it is clear that he is spending a lot of time preparing for his numerous exams. I did not leave him with extra practice assignments because I know he will do multiple practice tests."
"Today, the student and I went through another practice AP exam. For the most part, she understood how to do each problem, and we will be focusing on integration, as well as the derivatives and integrals of natural log and e^x. Since we were unable to complete the test, I asked her to finish it on her own, so we can start a new one next week."
"The student and I reviewed probability today. Based on her experience taking the first of five practice AP exams, she asked if we could review probability and chi-squared analysis. We first went through Chapter 6 - reviewing complement event, addition and multiplication rules, conditional probability, and binomial probability. I then had her retry the 4 probability problems in Practice Exam I she took last week; she got all of them right. We progressed onto Section II, the free response problems, and got partially through question 1. I asked her to complete this and question 2 before our session on Wednesday."