Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This was our first session. The session began by reviewing a calendar of events for the course. We then quickly moved towards reviewing material that would be coming up on the student's first test (Tuesday). He demonstrated strengths in the basic concepts; however, had difficulty in application of the concepts. His overall organization of the concepts appears to be out of order, and he would benefit from a logical progression of concepts. We worked on some example problems to better gauge his abilities. Overall, he will benefit from continued sessions and structured teaching of the topic."
"Today the student's assignment focused on transforming random variables, joint density functions, and marginal density functions. We made progress on nearly all of the problems she brought to me, and she has a few outstanding questions that she is going to bring up in class or office hours. She is going to talk to her professor to see what topics come next in the course and when they will get to statistics."
"The student is taking a more sophisticated statistics course than she did last semester. We reviewed some topics like distributions and z scores. She seems to remember a good deal of it so she's doing well."
"The student had a practice test on the statistical analysis in quality improvement that she wanted to review. We reviewed the problems and discussed concepts, including regression analysis, correlation, and plotting data. The student demonstrated a good understanding of the material. The course requires the use of Minitab software, which we used to do the analysis."
"We reviewed for an exam. The topics we covered were the normal distribution, z scores, research design and probability. The student seemed well prepared and to understand most of the material, although some concepts were further explained. His attitude was positive and he was very willing to learn. We didn't get too much into strategy although I did suggest some mnemonics and what to include in the formula sheet he is allowed to write out and bring to the exam. I did not leave him with extra practice, but told him to email me with any additional questions while reviewing, or on the review material provided by class. He was very well prepared and seemed motivated to learn the material in the class."
"Today was a review before his exam tomorrow, and it was productive. I believe I was able to clarify all the remaining issues that the student had after the last session. One of these was the interval definition of the empirical and Chebyshev's rules. The problem here was a simple arithmetic concept. This explains why the student is familiar with some higher concepts, but he falters when some concepts involve the use of mathematical basics. We will fill in the gaps as we move forward."