Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In today's session, we covered the conditional statements: We can assume normal if the following are true: population is greater than 10 times the sample, sample size times p is greater than 10 and sample size times 1-p (aka q) is greater than 10. For using a t test, sample size is less than 30. For a Chi-Squared test, there would be key words and phrases in the problem; goodness of fit, homogeneity, association. We went through about 20 practice AP multiple choice questions. I am going to put some up on the website while trying to mimic the same language of AP Exams. We went through the list of equations. We went over Type 1 error, and Type 2 error descriptions. We did a quick lesson on the power of a given sample. The student also asked for a step by step on how to lay out the answer to z-test free response questions. I gave him a step by step that would be used for ALL types of tests, and which areas change."
"The student and I went over the free response questions from the AP Calculus exam, reviewing parametric equations, the first and second derivative tests, and partial derivatives."
"We reviewed a homework assignment that involved solving equations with fractions that have the variable in the denominator. The student understood it well by the time we finished."
"We did problems of find volumes in the Shell method by revolving about y-axis or x-axis; and problems of finding arc lengths."
"The student did well today! :) She had been moved to a different math class and didn't understand fully the material they were working on, specifically hyperbolas and ellipses. We went over problems on her previous exam that she didn't understand. By the end of the session, I feel she understood them pretty well! With hyperbolas and ellipses, there are a lot of terms and a couple things to consider when doing them. I honestly think she just needed someone to sit down with her and go over the problems with her and show her what each component means and how to compute the different numbers/equations. For next session, I told her to talk with her teacher and see what she can do in order to improve her grade. I plan to meet with her either Wednesday night or Saturday afternoon and we can go over whatever she's learned or what she is struggling with. I look forward to the next session! She is smart; she just needs practice and someone to help her through the problems at first. Hopefully within the next few sessions, she'll be caught up and understanding the material and moving at a comfortable pace in her new class!"
"During this session, the Rational Roots theorem was used to find all possible rational roots of polynomials. A HW worksheet was completed covering this topic. Additionally, additional SAT HW covering Chapter 4 and 5 in the prep book was given to be completed before the next session."