Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student is extremely smart and understands all the concepts that he needs. He should discipline himself to write things down. He should also discipline himself to work through difficult problems that he's at first intimidated by."
"The student worked on his overdue homework assignments. He finished all of but two of them. He should be able to finish up the rest of the problems on his own."
"This meeting was focused on HW-11, relating to decision analysis based on multiple variables with differing probabilities. The first problem was a straightforward analysis of 3 possible profits with 3 associated probabilities. We calculated mean, variance, standard deviation, and the coefficient of variance. Problem #2 was similar, but we had 3 variables with 2 statistical possibilities each. This was capped off with a cumulative distribution chart annotated to show the probability of losing money."
"This was my first lesson with the student. We each introduced ourselves and got right to work on SAT math. She had trouble with around half of the questions, even though she knew a lot of the material. I talked with her about how she can identify what the questions are really asking and gave advice on specific strategies of work approach. I will have her finish the math for next time, and I assigned reading and English work."
"The student and I are trying to prep for the ISEE/SSAT. Her focus and motivation need to be checked every now and again, but I believe as we get closer to the test date she will begin to see how important it is for her to succeed at achieving an above average score on this test."
"We went over a worksheet involving electron configuration of atoms and ions, which covered several of the anomalies, and I taught the student how to get the electron configuration directly from the periodic table. We then ended with several problems on determining the empirical formula and the molecular formula from combustion data."