Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on various concepts with hypothesis testing and are now solidly in the T-test section. He is definitely improving greatly in his understanding of the tests. Also, we worked with Excel and showed how to get some basic information on data sets from Excel formulas."
"We quickly looked through the statistic chapter that he has a test on this coming Wednesday. We also went over some economics notes, as his test on economics tomorrow. Finally, we worked on a review sheet for physics, which will end up adding 2 more checks to his grade. He seems to know most of the material pretty well."
"We spent the entire session on introductory hypothesis testing material. It included things such as the null and alternative hypotheses, decision errors (Type I and Type II), alpha, p-values, and statistical significance. While she was somewhat overwhelmed by it all, in my experience that is not unusual when students first encounter this material. She did start to pick up much of this material by the end of our session. We are going to continue with it over the next session or two (or three), and we meet again tomorrow evening."
"The student and I reviewed a bit of exponent rules and scientific notation. We briefly covered solving single step equations and then moved on to solving two step and multistep equations. He knows the general procedure but needs more practice to build confidence, particularly in dividing fractions."
"The student had just completed a test on quadratic equations so today we did an overview of his next chapter on polynomial equations. We discussed cubic equations, quartic equations, and higher order polynomial equations, end behavior, turns, roots, relative maximums/ minimums, multiplicity, and general curve sketching. He picked up all the concepts very quickly. After the overview we specifically went over the first lesson in chapter 3 and discussed each of the homework problems."
"The student completed her Chapter 3 decimals homework, which covered rounding to the ones, tenths, hundredths and thousandths places. She was especially quick at rounding, since she remembered a rhyme from her 3rd grade teacher. She needed some help reviewing multiplication and division facts, so I gave her some timed tests (both oral and written) and found that she is mostly weak on the higher numbered facts. For example, 8x9 and 9x6. I was impressed with her understanding of visual methods for showing division and her skill in solving word problems. I suggested that she begin reviewing her multiplication facts cumulatively this week, adding a few more each day. I look forward to seeing how renewed memorization of these facts will help make her other assignments even easier."