Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We discussed hypothesis testing and completed three tests of two means. He needed less help with each problem, demonstrating a better understanding each time. He still has some trouble with standard deviation calculation but wasn't adverse to relearning it."
"The student and I met again on Sunday 3/16 to review concepts we had covered in our previous session (conditional probability, geometric distribution, Type I/II Errors). She has made excellent progress with the geometric distribution, and developed an intuition for conditional probability. Conditional probability remains a challenge, but as long as she returns to her equations (Conditional Probability, Bayes'), she can develop a strategy for these problems. In continued preparation for her test on Tuesday, I suggest that she continue to work on conditional probability by focusing on applying these equations to word problems."
"This session I helped the client prepare for a test he had on Friday, the second one of the semester. We went over using a z value table to discover raw score for a given percentile and area under a normal curve. We also discussed sampling methods and other basic terms that would appear on his test."
"The student's final is tomorrow, and she wanted some last minute help. She came prepared with questions from chapters 6-10 and we went over anything she wasn't sure about. We talked about what can be done with a linear model once it has been found, how to find a test statistic given an area, and when to find a t or z test statistic. We also went over the practice problems she was having trouble with that dealt with the same subjects."
"We went over calculating confidence intervals for the population mean, and I asked the student to complete two practice problems for next time (questions 11 & 13 on page 293 in her textbook). We also talked about the difference between type I and type II errors, and between beta and power."
"We reviewed some z-score problems and then moved on to confidence intervals. The student is comfortable with this concept and is taking to it quickly."
"We went over more problems that concerned probability (i.e. binomial distribution). He understood this material. He seemed optimistic about the material that was being reviewed."
"We went over material for her upcoming tests on probability equations and diagrams. She was very confident when we reviewed the things we covered in our previous session. When we began going over the new material there were a couple issues with formulas, but once we went over a few examples she seemed to understand. Towards the end of the session she found the tree diagrams difficult to apply, next session we are going to focus on these."
"Today was my initial session with the student. We went over a homework assignment that she previously completed. Some of the topics we covered were z-tables, percentiles, normal distribution, and probability. She expressed to me that she understood the concepts better at the end of our session. I advised her to really try to memorized the probability rules and always double check to see if her statistical answer made logical sense. We have another session tomorrow evening to continue preparing her for her upcoming exam."
"We went through her quizzes. We covered almost 30 questions about parameter, statistics, random sample, and distribution. We also covered mean, standard deviation, and standard error as well. I explained to her how she has to find the answers. She is doing great."
"Jordan finished taking his assessment online after instruction from his professor as to how to approach it. He has progressed a lot in this course. His is very positive, and he seems to have gained a solid understanding of the course concepts covered thus far. We will be starting with the "Random Variables and Distributions" section next time."
"The student and I reviewed the first section on probability. We reviewed identifying which of four cases (A, B, C, or D) would be best to solve some practice questions. The student will review some lectures and start on the take home exam #2. We will discuss any questions he has from the exam on the next session."