Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student was concerned about his understanding of confidence intervals for his upcoming quiz. We went over some of his professor's handouts in regards to confidence intervals. We discussed the formula for confidence intervals and how it differs in regards to whether you're calculating for a proportion or a mean. We also discussed when and how to use a t-test as well as how to look up critical t-values on a t-distribution table. I provided him with a sample t-distribution table and we practiced looking up values. I left the session feeling that he had a much better understanding of how to calculate the confidence interval."
"Today the student and I did review over the basics of algebraic solutions for linear equations. He's already very good with all the moves he needs to know for these problems, so I think he's in excellent shape going into this quiz. He'll be emailing me with info about sessions later this week, so I'll wait to hear from him."
"Today we covered a lot of terminology associated with statistics such as means, interquartile ranges, standard deviation, and variance. We used the time to cover formulas for a lot of the statistics terms and how to solve for them. We also looked at how to make box plots and looked at regression and the r term."
"The student and I worked on more probability. We discussed the standard normal distribution and z-scores, as well as finding the probability of scoring above or below certain scores."
"We covered a full intro to probability! We covered a lot of 'chance' type questions using dice, coins, and cards, and then we tried to grasp what a lot of the questions were asking in a logical manner, which I feel resonated well with the student. We covered complements and mutual exclusivity and the different equations surrounding each condition."
"I met with the student, and we outlined the issues he was having in his business statistics course. We briefly reviewed material in Ch. 1, most of which he understood on his own. Then, we discussed in detail several concepts that still were unclear, including how to calculate the median and quartiles of a set of datapoints, variance, standard deviation, and Z-score/raw score conversions."