Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked through her homework assignment. The topics covered included further coverage of confidence intervals, including the use of LISTs and 1-variable statistics, and sample means/standard deviations."
"The student and I reviewed and applied problems dealing with the z-score. We were able to go back and forth between the area under the bell curve and the critical z-values where these areas were related. We discussed the margin of error and constructed confidence intervals. We also introduced the t-distribution and when it should be used."
"Test review: expected value and variance properties, sums/differences of random variables, and calculating independent events."
"We covered factorial MANOVA, interaction effects, and significance level. The student seems to be excited and he's grasping the concepts well."
"Today we completed a physics lab assignment together, and covered statistical combinations permutations."
"The student had a short assignment in statistics. He wanted a little bit of help going over the questions. The two questions involved simulations of data collection to calculate probabilities of occurrences. As usual, the student mostly knew how to approach both of the problems, I simply offered him some guidance with matching techniques to problems. When we were done he seemed to understand both problems and should be fine for using these techniques in the future."
"I helped him study for an exam he was scheduled to take that day. We went over t-tests, z-tests, confidence intervals, margins of error, and hypothesis testing. I provided him with a study guide he could use for the exam and went over some practice problems with him."
"Today we studied Chapters 16 and 17 from the textbook from the student's Stat class. Mainly, we focused on using "box" models to find expectations and standard error (of summed random variables). This provides the foundation for using normal approximations in probability computations, which we plan to study this weekend."
"During today's session, the student and I reviewed the first two chapters of his Statistics textbook. We worked through homework problems involving central statistics topics such as: mean, median mode, standard deviation, and probability. I clarified an equation or definition and then asked him to work through a problem involving that equation or definition. The next time we meet, we will continue to review material from the earlier chapters of his textbook."
"We continued our process of completing exam review questions in preparation for the student's next test. He seems more confident and at ease with the material as we progress."
"We covered the law of total probability, and started covering Bayes theorem. The student seemed to do very well with these problems after some initial practice. Her Algebra skills are also improving."
"We began going over hypothesis testing today. Started out with how to determine and set up the null and alternate hypothesis, then moved on to finding the test statistic and p value. We worked slowly from the beginning to explain how and why each step was to be done. We will continue working on this after the Thanksgiving break."