Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked through the review sheet the student has covering all of chapter 5. The topics include graphing functions and inequalities, matrix multiplication, determining if lines are parallel to perpendicular, describing transformations, solving polynomials, and basic trig ratios to solve triangles. She is doing well with most of the concepts and was able to solve all but one of the problems. I will prepare some example problems that are similar to the problems we worked on today, in order to cement the knowledge."
"The student and I covered the basics of a sample distribution and how it applies to a normal curve. We discussed what a standard deviation means and how we can use it to predict what percentage of a population falls in a certain category. Lastly, we discussed some of his handouts from his professor regarding calculating a t score and how that applies to a P value. He was extremely motivated to learn this material. We will cover the rest of the material in the next session."
"Today we covered box plots, the normal curve, and continued review on z-scores (given how the concepts tie together). The student seemed very optimistic about his progress, and he was doing a great job putting the work into real life context. I think the casual 1-to-1 approach between us has been and will continue to be very beneficial for his understanding of concepts that can come off as scary at first."
"We went over one sample proportion z test, and we worked on calculating z and entering the numbers in her calculator to find the p value. Then, we interpreted the results."
"The student had a "coin toss" data set that we used to perform t, z, and f tests on. We also used it to analyze a regression model. We talked about how to use Excel/Google spreadsheets to calculate and interpret statistics."
"We went over chapter 7. This chapter included population statistics and confidence intervals. The student has not learned this section in class but wanted to review a little bit before seeing it in class. We also talked a lot about his statistics project that he needs to do for this class. I think we have a good idea of how to approach it, but he needs to get a topic approved by his teacher before we can really start working on it specifically."