Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over the basic terminology for statistics and the basic formulas such as mean, median, mode, and standard deviation. Right now, we are going off of my statistics textbook, which seems to be compatible with what she's learning in class."
"We finalized the student's final Research project and she wrote her seven page paper due next week. I reviewed everything and she submitted it before the due date. She now has one exam left in this class."
"Today we looked over the student's syllabus. We then went through his textbook and introduced the nomenclature/jargon to define distributions such as mean and variance."
"We covered mutually exclusive and independent events and figuring out the probability of OR events. The student was understanding everything that was covered. Next session will go over all the concepts to prepare for the second midterm."
"The student and I worked on reviewing old exams, especially looking at topics covering the standard normal distribution (remember! mean for this distribution = 0, and standard deviation = 1!!) as well as probability. We reviewed some material we had worked on earlier in the day, specifically t-tests. The student really did an excellent job at solving a t-test problem! Some of the older material we had difficulty on, in particular because I was not familiar with some of the functions he has used throughout his course. We agreed he would seek clarification from the TA or professor regarding these questions. The student exhibited great critical thinking skills, though at times had difficulty with problems because of simple mistakes. Moving forward into the exam, he should make sure to be careful with calculations and that he's plugging correct numbers into the formulas. And always double check answers if there is time!"
"We reviewed ANOVA, various combinations of means, variations, and standard deviations for within and between groups. We outlined all the steps for the problems, including how the steps build on each other. She seems like a great student; she is motivated, organized, asks questions, and knows how she learns, which makes her fantastic to work with. She was clear if something was still confusing and really wants to learn the material. With practice of the basic steps and memorization of the confusing terms, she should get at least the score she is targeting."