Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We introduced the concept of a sampling distribution. This was another example of how spending a lot of time drilling the base concept (in this case z-scores and the normal distribution) made this lesson much easier. The student was able to predict a lot of the features of a sampling distribution, such as how the mean of the sampling distribution predicts the parameter."
"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, which I hope will help her put the new information into context. She appears to have a solid understanding of the material."
"We reviewed standard deviation, mean, z-scores, and hypothesis testing. After discussing these concepts and going over several examples, we began the student's math homework. He is a quick learner. After our session, he had a good sense of how to solve the problems and felt much more comfortable with the material. He also told me that he got a B in statistics last quarter, which was a major improvement since we started our tutoring sessions."
"We went over topics that were going to be covered on her upcoming geometry test. She put in a great amount of effort."
"Quadratic Word Problems - just want to encourage the student to slow down while she is working and allow herself plenty of space to do all the steps for each problem."
"We continued to work on trigonometric identities, mainly focused on practice problems to develop the process and pattern recognition needed to solve these types of problems. He is improving working through these problems, and I plan to continue with more practice during the next session. I have also assigned him to spend each day reviewing his formula sheet/study guide that lists all the trig relationships/definitions as well as the Pythagorean theorem and double angle identities so he can become more familiarized with them. I asked him to also review his algebra factoring patterns such as the difference of squares, etc., as these are required for some of the trig identity proofs."