Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student worked on her homework assignments on chapters 1-6. This included questions on ordinal vs. nominal values, how to calculate mean, variance, and standard deviation, and how to utilize the z-equation when calculating z-scores and their probabilities. We were able to discuss frequency distributions and variance for population vs. sample in depth, but we will have to talk more about z-scores at a later date."
"The student and I worked together on her statistics. I showed her how to use her calculator and Excel to calculate standard deviations, means, covariance, regression coefficients, and other statistics, much faster."
"Today, the student and I worked on creating null and alternative hypotheses, understanding levels of significance, and going over vocabulary respective to the two. He needed help with the vocabulary and keeping it organized. He knew the definitions and ideas, but had trouble matching the idea with the right term. After we went over them again, he got them all correct. His attitude was hopeful and eager. He has a quiz tomorrow and is very hopeful now with his vocabulary."
"Today, the student and I worked on binomial calculations, which are typically easy to solve using Excel or a graphing calculator. However, the student uses neither in his course. Therefore, the process is a lot more tedious and complicated. Today we were able to walk through that process and he left with a much stronger understanding of it. He feels much better about his conceptual understanding and more confident in doing the necessary calculations. All in all, a good solid session!"
"We worked on a variety of problems involving the unit normal distribution. These included conceptual problems about the use of z-scores, how to convert raw scores to z-scores (and vice-versa), and how to find proportions of the population under parts of the curve. We also began working on probability."
"This was our first meeting. We were able to discuss what the student has learned so far, his past exam, and this project that he needs to be working on. We also went over some concepts he is going to be seeing this week. I think by reinforcing the material he will slowly start to become more comfortable with it. For the most part he seems to do well in the actual mathematics side and does pretty well with concepts as well. Statistics overall is challenging and I really think keeping up with it even a little bit each week will make it seem much easier."