Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked through the student's second test, focusing on longer form problems, such as finding the probability of single values using z-scores, finding the probability of various sample means using z-scores and t-scores, and constructing confidence intervals."
"The student and I continued on with the chapter on standard normal curve. Today we focused on calculating z-scores to use in determining the percentage of scores within a specific range of scores. We also went over how that relates to figuring out the probability of getting a score within such a range. The use of the standard normal table can be confusing for students so we spent some time going over that aspect of the material."
"This time the student and I discussed the topics that were on his next homework and tests. This was the further use of the z-score to understand the probability of different outcomes. After going through some examples in the book we established the need to take a step back and view what the problem is asking instead of getting bogged down in the numbers. I left with the instructions to email me if the homework did not work and explanations of how to use his calculator to create the statistics."
"We covered how to analyze data using simple t-tests and independent sample t-tests. The student was on the right track with all of her work. She actually did a lot more work than what was needed for her homework this week. My only suggestion was to organize her writing better so the reader clearly understood the data. The student just wanted to know if she was on the right track with her homework because it was a lot different than the practice data in her textbook. I only provided her with writing tips and strategies and clarifying what statistics are used when. We plan on meeting again next weekend to go over her next assignment."
"We went through her lab activity first and finished that. I explained the concepts and the way that she has to solve each question. Then we went through her online quiz and we answered that together. She understood how she has to solve them. She is doing great."
"We continued working on problems: hypothesis test. We also started doing a problem on Comparison of Variance. I'll send notes regarding this problem so she can review before next session."
"The student and I discussed and solved several problems related to linear regression. We developed a fundamental understanding of the y-intercept and slope as it relates to regression. We talked about the assumptions of linear regression (specifically homoscedasticity) as well as the standard error of regression."
"Today the student worked on completing chapter 5, specifically the Normal Distribution Variable, and Exponential variables. She's a natural for the material on normal distribution and my hope for next session is to establish a plan for working with each and every type of variable."
"We went over worksheets she had been given for class that covered counting principles and the binomial formula. Her understanding of counting principles was very strong. The binomial formula worksheet went well when we went over it. We slowed down and went step by step through the problems and she definitely was able to identify the relevant elements. I think she will be able to do well on the upcoming test."
"We went over material for her next exam (regression and t-tests). The student definitely knew how to do the math. We talked about checking over her problems to make sure this didn't happen on the test. In response to her concerns from the last exam, we went over some conceptual material along with the math problems."
"We completed one of the assessment (essentially, a benchmark for the student's progress). The student did well on the assessment and has built a solid foundation of the concepts that he has covered in the course so far. As always, his attitude was positive. We will be finishing up a few more sections and assignments before taking the second test in the coming weeks."
"I had given the student a set of questions for homework. We went through these and then the student worked through a 2nd set of stats questions with a similar format. This may take a few iterations before the student can complete the whole question set without prompts. I'll give her another set next session and cover more questions on the topics she needs to improve."