Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"He had a worksheet that included items on hypothesis testing using z-scores, regression analysis, and correlations. We reviewed basics about central tendency and variance. We also went through several of his problems including the formulas to calculate z-scores, regression coefficients, regression intercepts, and correlation coefficients. We also discussed p-values and their relation to type one errors. He was able, with practice, to express the meaning of p-values and regression coefficients in casual language."
"We finished up 2 sample tests and went over testing of the difference of means. The student had a little trouble distinguishing between the two, but improved with practice. Sent her some online problems to practice with."
"We focused on the student's quizzes and some finals review. We also went over her assignment on 2-sample t-tests and paired t-tests. We focused on interpretation and creating binomial random variables!"
"Today, we covered z-test and t-test. We first talked about three scenarios where we can use the z-test against the alternative hypothesis. Those three scenarios were testing against the population mean, difference in mean of two paired samples, and difference in mean of two independent samples. I then went on to explain the underlying assumption for using the z-test, which was that we required n to be fairly large. If it is small, then we have to use the t-test instead. We were able to walk through the homework problems very easily and I feel that she understood the material pretty well."
"The student and I worked on reading two-way charts, and discussed how and when they could be used. We used these to discuss the difference between joint and marginal probabilities. The student and I also refreshed ourselves on linear regressions, going back over the meaning on the correlation coefficient and the coefficient of determination."
"Discussed tonight's math homework with the student. The material was on word problems of quadratic formulas. After some examples and thorough explanations, he got completed most of his homework."
"The student and I worked on time elapsing and determining if the person was early or late. We also discussed time in regards to a calendar with months and time in terms of years. Next time we meet, we will begin reviewing money."
"The student and I reviewed material for his college algebra class and then focused on material for his pre-Calculus class. This included trigonometric identities and solving equations by manipulation of these identities."
"Tonight we covered more function transformations, working on problems that specifically dealt with multiple transformations to a single function. The student understands the concepts."
"The student and I conducted more review on multiplying polynomials and went over exercises consisting of factoring polynomials for an upcoming test. The student seemed knowledgeable and needed little help with the problems. After reviewing the rest of her work, I was confident that the student knew the classwork, and she appeared to be ready to take the test. I have no other concerns from this session."
"The student and I spent this session reviewing the practice exam I developed for her and we walked through solving each problem. We also quickly reviewed through all of her notes that will be covered in tomorrow's exams, and went over some test taking strategies."
"With the student's test coming up on Monday, we worked on a quick review of the entirety of the unit. At first, we went over his quiz that he received back. So after we worked on that, we finished his homework for that section: page 228, numbers 1-5, 13, 17, 18. Most of the questions were repetitive but simple. They simply required him to memorize the steps to solve the problems and he did great. Afterwards, we went over the steps to work each of the types of problems that we have encountered so far this section. In addition, he should be having his review on Thursday which should help him refresh all the steps needed to solve problems. The key would be to repeatedly look at/attempt the problems so that the steps come more naturally to him next time."