Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went through one final review for the exam. I issued problems from every topic we discussed and had him try them out on his own. Overall, the biggest concern from the initial test was advanced usage of binomial distribution. We covered every aspect of these types of questions (how to identify them, how to solve, etc.) and made sure he had a solid understanding. We spent the rest of the session constructing a formula/ cheat sheet for him to use for last-second preparation."
"Today we went through the PowerPoint the student had on visualizing data. We went through making and understanding a frequency distribution, relative frequency distribution and a cumulative frequency distribution. We talked about interpreting scatter plots and deciphering whether or not variables have a direct or indirect relationship. We talked about cross tabulation and how to read the crosstab charts as well as how to plot them in a bar graph."
"We first worked on calculating weighted averages, which was done algebraically. They were also presented graphically. We also worked on measures of central tendency (mean, median, mode), particularly regarding when to use each one. We finished with a brief introduction of biased and unbiased standard deviations."
"We covered topics in probability, including Venn diagrams, conditional probability, and the probability rules. We also worked through several problems covering regression analysis. The student was able to interpret the results of the regression models, and he applied the models to calculate predicted values. We also discussed finding residuals and the calculation and meaning of R-squared."
"We went through the questions the student missed on a recent exam - she got a lot of the setup problems correct, but didn't have a good grasp on the formulas. Today helped a lot, although I think she could use more review. We will continue to work on that."
"The student had missed the previous lecture, so we had to start at the beginning. We made some progress, but he will have to finish his work on his own. After attending class tomorrow, he should have a better sense of what he's working on for Thursday's session."