Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I walked through a practice test for her upcoming midterm in statistics at the university. We discussed the fact that the practice test seemed far more technical than the class problem sets, and discussed problem solving strategies and formulas that she can use for the upcoming test. We discussed the geometric/binomial distributions, sample selection processes, combinatorics, expected value, and conditional probability; we focused on the intuition behind these formulas. Conditional probability and applying the geometric/binomial distributions to word problems remain issues to focus on. She exhibited an intuition for problems focusing on independent probability and for sample selection. At our next session, we will finish her "cheat sheet" (it is an open note test) and review problems in the book on the topics I suggested (i.e. geometric/binomial problems, Bayes' Theorem, conditional probability)."
"Normal distribution (probability, confidence intervals, z scores); quiz on chapter 7; brief overview of upcoming chapter on t intervals."
"The student completed her quiz for chapter 6, which covers the normal distribution and the central limit theorem, and reviewed for her second exam."
"The student and I covered inverse functions today. He didn't know where to begin so I explained how inverse functions can be found by swapping x with y and that, geometrically, it results in a reflection about the origin. He picked those concepts up pretty quickly and plans to try a few practice problems on his own. We also covered solving inequalities. I think he struggled there a bit but we will practice more next time."
"After getting our materials set, the student and I worked through some conical problems, hyperbolas and then circles. She was successful in getting through all of her homework."
"We reviewed the work we did last week on conducting t-tests to test the hypothesis of no difference in two group means. We also reviewed the paper in which this analysis appears. We worked on calculating descriptive statistics in Excel, and the concept of the coefficient of variation."