Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Reviewed a previous test for corrections. In addition, we discussed how to work through an issue of not having a calculator to be more successful in test taking. We also conducted practice on how to define slope with two variable data and residuals. We concluded with a preview and discussion of terms and concepts of the next chapter in course syllabus chapter 10."
"Student and I went over an assignment from his online class. I instructed him that for Statistics the best starting point is the definition of the terms. We went over Mean, Medium, Normal Distribution, Skew, and Ketosis. We then worked together to interpret some data from his assignment. Since his assignment is a written response, we composed an outline together on how to answer the questions of the prompt using the interpreted data. Interpreting the data was the most difficult part for him, so I spent some time explaining what each term represented in a real world example. At one point we met a conflict in what we saw in the data and a calculated variable. I instructed the student on what possible reason behind such conflict was, and gave him some instruction on how to check the data by a different calculation."
"We reviewed calculating z-scores and how to use percentiles, find it from above or below a certain value, and how to find a data value given a z-score. She found these types of problems to be a challenge. By the end of the session she seemed to grow more confident in the types of problems and was able to solve them."
"The student and I started to review for her test on Wednesday of next week, and went over the graded assignments she received from her teacher. We completed the homework she was assigned that we had started at the prior tutoring session. We, also, previewed the last section of the chapter, so she already had a basic understanding to the section before her teacher taught the material."
"This session focused on problems using the normal distribution. The most common problems give you the population mean and standard deviation and ask you to calculate how probable a particular outcome would be. This is generally relatively easy since we just want to find the appropriate area under the curve which our calculators will give us easily. Instructors generally want students to calculate a z score and then find the area under the standard normal curve, however with today's technology this is really an unnecessary step. Harder problems ask us to find the outcome that would represent the x percentile. In this case we need to use the inverse normal distribution to find the z score for the corresponding percentile and then algebraically solve for the outcome."
"We continued with hypothesis testing and started an assignment. The student will be completing the assignment for next time."