Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered hypothesis testing in this session. The student had several problems to work on. She had to solve the problems by hand first, then redo the problems using STATA. She worked through all the problems without any difficulties. She showed a good understanding of the underlying statistics and of how to analyze the data in STATA."
"The student and I went over a previous homework assignment. The homework included test statistics and hypothesis testing. We went over how to find z and t test statistics and p-values. We also went over a review sheet that covered distributions and subject matter about distributions such as mean, median, and mode. It also covered IQR and outliers. He understood the material well. He was able to correctly identify z and t-statistics and when it is appropriate to use each. He also has a good grasp on distributions and types of variables (continuous vs. categorical)."
"The student is preparing for his final exam in biostatistics. We've been working together through his entire course, and he's been doing well (100% on most homework). This was the final preparation session. He had done homework for the last module that we covered on analysis of variance. We also went over his study guide and made sure he knows how to select the appropriate statistical test based on the problem; the difference between parametric and nonparametric tests; all of the types of scales and measurements; how to calculate degrees of freedom, interpret output, and write up hypotheses and results; and the different types of assumptions for various tests. He should be in great shape for his final!"
"The student spent a lot of time designing different graphs for a project he is working on. The key to these graphs was making them complex enough that they look well-designed and not basic. This demanded a lot of attention on various tricks and details for creating graphs, and the student had to explore different types in order to ensure variety. It was a productive session. We will meet again tomorrow to go over another homework assignment on hypothesis testing."
"The student and I met for the first time tonight. She has an exam tomorrow, so we went over her study sheet. I explained the concepts she wasn't clear on. We worked out some examples of questions from her recent homework so I could help her with the procedures. She had felt very anxious and unprepared for her exam when we started the meeting. By the time we finished, she had a good grasp of the material and felt confident that she would be able to make up her formula sheet. She is clearly good at math and is able to apply material she learned last semester to her current work. This is a substantial strength for her and helped her learn the material quickly."
"Today, the student and I worked on probability: union, intersection, and complement. We also covered formulas for finding the probabilities of events. She did well with the technical terminology and had a very positive attitude. We talked about the concept of making diagrams to help visualize the problem."