Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student worked on his research paper independently, and we went over his latest revision. The latest version was very solid in the introduction and only required a few minor tweaks to the methods that we addressed during our session. We then discussed the results section conceptually. I helped him clarify which results he would need to obtain in order to support his hypothesis and which statistical tests he could use to test for the desired effects."
"We reviewed the student's homework assignments for normal distributions, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing. She did exceptionally well with confidence intervals and hypothesis tests, and I think she will do well with normal distributions if she remembers that if she is given sample size (n) she will need to use the equation z=(xbar-mu)/(sigma/sqrt(n)) instead of the usual z=(x-mu)/sigma. We'll check in about that next session to make sure she has it down."
"This was one of our better sessions. The student seemed to follow along with the ideas rather well. She is improving a little bit at a time."
"Today, the student and I worked on binomial distribution of random variables, independent and dependent random variables, determining success vs. failure, and discrete and continuous random variables. She was very diligent. She reviewed his chapter 4 lecture notes and completed all of the optional homework problems in preparation of her in-class quiz."
"The student and I covered how to clean up the Excel data to make it more amenable to a chi-square analysis. I then walked him through the SPSS software and how to do a chi-square analysis. Finally, we discussed how to interpret this data in the context of ischemic stroke, which is what his physician advisor wanted. The student will analyze the rest of the data and submit it to the physician for feedback."
"We focused a lot on calculating Z-scores, including identifying variables in the z-score equation and what a z-score really means. I tried to work in examples using students at the student's school, and I even threw in a Star Wars question to find the Z-score of Chewbacca's height. We then focused a bit on cumulative distribution and what that entails, and we tied cumulative distribution percentiles back to Z-scores. The student is very fun to work with and is extremely respectful, and he listens well."