Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This student is delightful. She's a hardworking student who really wants to understand what she's doing. We reviewed as many of her homework problems as we could and I was able to explain the concepts behind the problems in a way that I think made sense to her. Her confidence is up now, and I think she has a much happier perspective on her course. I'm looking forward to working with her this semester!"
"I helped the student to understand confidence intervals and the difference between z and t distributions and how the confidence intervals differ depending on whether one knows the population standard deviation (z table case) or has to estimate it from the sample standard deviation (t table case)."
"I continued to help the student prepare for her upcoming exam on hypothesis tests, sampling distributions, and inferential statistics. I sent her an in-depth email detailing everything that we covered. I will help her prepare for the short-answer part of the exam tomorrow."
"Today the student and I got back on course with his econometrics class. He asked me to help him scout out third-party material for what his class is going to cover between the second midterm and the final, so we went to the syllabus. We started out with serial correlation and moved into heteroscedasticity. We generally used these terms in relationship to terms previously having been covered, but will continue on with them in more depth on Wednesday. I found him a fairly concise and easy-to-follow introduction to those topics, as well as tie series and its issues with endogeneity."
"We covered simple linear regression models. The student calculated the model parameters, sum of squares, and diagnostic measures by hand as part of her assignment. As she worked through the problem, we discussed the underlying theoretical principles. She did very well and felt comfortable with the material."
"Today the student and I covered z-statistics and critical values. We also went over how to find p-values using z-statistics given various other statistical measures. This lead us to reviewing when to reject or fail to reject null hypotheses. At the end of the session we reviewed older worksheets that covered probability and some theories involved with probabilities. He picked up the material quickly after his spring break and he was able to answer problems on his own with little assistance."