Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We briefly talked about f-distributions and using standard variation as a random variable, but most of the problems from this section involve using Microsoft Excel. We moved into correlation and regression and got a little ahead of the class on that."
"The student picked up the material well. We did follow-up practice from yesterday's session over probability and then moved on to confidence intervals, population proportions, and hypothesis testing. We will be covering the rest of her exam 2 material tomorrow, and then will move on to current information such as ANOVA and chi-squared testing."
"We covered p value and one tailed and two tailed tests. Had a great attitude, eager to learn. I provided links to helpful sites with related material and examples. Good session."
"We covered the student's quiz on basic probability. I created several similar additional problems for her to solve as practice for what will show up on her test. We worked together on them, but I also encouraged her to solve them as much as she could on her own without my assistance. We started her homework, venturing into permutations and combinations. I posed several real-world examples of practical permutations and combinations and why they are useful ideas."
"We continued working on a worksheet to prepare for the student's 3rd exam. We went over questions dealing with Z score calculations, probabilities for random variables, percentiles, and distribution of means. He seemed much more comfortable with the material than he had in the past."
"We finished chapter six and the homework assignment which is due Thursday. The goal for the next few weeks is to get her up to speed with whatever material is being taught in class and to review the sample problems the professor posts online. The material on the homework wasn't too hard for her, and I assigned her to finish the sections of each problem she didn't finish."
"The student and I solved problems related to both the normal distribution and the uniform distribution. We discussed z-scores and how they relate to the normal distribution, as well as solved problems related to finding the area under the curve. I also helped prepare the student for her quiz today."
"The student and I carefully and thoroughly, went through some of the more nuanced material in the course. We went over binomial distributions (with mean, variance, and standard deviation). Also, cumulative binomial tables, probability density functions, normal distributions, and standard normal random variables. We looked specifically at steps for finding a probability corresponding to a normal random variable, and different techniques for determining the area under curves. We also went through his last homework, he did an excellent job, although there were some difficulties with exponents and with manipulating cumulative binomial tables, problems we were able to work out together. For homework, he has a set of problems about normal distributions. He's gaining a good mastery of the material and makes teaching fun and interesting."
"In today's session, we reviewed chapter 4 and covered chapter 5. We also went through some practice problems from the sample midterm provided by the professor. Tomorrow we will cover chapter 6 and finish the preparation for his midterm."
"For the first and major part of the session, we completed the remaining section of the student's statistics project. We brainstormed how best to respond to this last part that asked for a written interpretation of all the values and then worked in-session to craft a response. In the last part of the session, we completed a homework problem he was unsure about. I used this opportunity to practice calculating area under the curve with he."
"Student appears to be very well organized and has a good grasp of how to use excel. Discussed the project on how to choose appropriate variables for a regression and multiple regression problem including: assumptions of a linear regression, estimation within the range of collected data, how to choose appropriate variables, and interpretation of binary variables."
"We went over tests of significance. We went over how to set up the null and alternative hypotheses, the SD formula, and the z-score. Combining these steps into problems she was able to begin to successfully identify and solve the problems. By the end it was still not perfect and we discussed further practice to reinforce the concept because of how repetitive it is."