Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, we went over paired sample t tests. We went over them conceptually for about a half hour (why they are different from independent sample t tests). Then, we did a practice problem for the last hour, where we used technology to get the mean difference score, SD, and SE from a sample of data, and we computed a t statistic. I then taught the student the critical value method using a t table to test for significance."
"The student and I covered box and whisker plots, standard deviation, and variance. He learned how to calculate the standard deviation and variance of a data set. He told me he finally understood the material and that it was very clearly presented. I taught him the easiest way to solve these kinds of problems. He got a lot from this lesson. I told him to practice and review our notes."
"The student and I discussed statistics broadly and how they are applied in everyday use with specific examples from her profession. I also helped her clear up some ambiguity and answer some lingering questions for an assignment in her Research Methods class. Finally, she started working through some problems on her next assignment regarding how outliers affect the mean, median, and variance of a data sample."
"The student was looking for some help on a paper for her grad school work. Her average previous unit test score was a B, and she would like to improve to an A."
"The student and I met for the first time and discussed the project he needed to complete. We went through the sample assignment given to identify some key pieces and requirements of the project, as well as to comprehend some of the math that would be involved moving forward with the project. Then, we talked about the data available and decided on a hypothesis."
"We reviewed for the student's upcoming test. The only real stumbling block was multiplicative versus additive probability, which I explained and clarified."