Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We continued to work on slope, doing some review problems and then working on point-slope form. The student had a little trouble figuring out how to use the point-slope form to find the equation of a line given two points, but almost no problem at all translating word problems into equations with two variables, and that's the real challenge."
"We covered chi-squared tests as well as finished up concepts regarding linear regression. She grasped the concepts of chi-squared very well and we particularly focused on goodness-of-fit and homogeneity. We will be covering independence at our next session and then working on some example homework problems that she has received."
"This was my first session with the student. She's taking a statistics class and has a decent handle on it, but asked for help organizing all the info. Today we just dug into two chapters, the ones she's currently on, but next week in addition to moving forward we'll also review stuff from before so she can be solid on her exam."
"Today we continued reviewing the practice problems posted online by the professor, who focused on the material but with more general applications. I have urged the student to begin creating a study guide that would help her answer each and every question. There's a lot of material and ways of answering questions and it is up to her to begin compiling strategies that we've worked on into a study guide."
"We went over two tailed t tests. He is doing well, but made a few math mistakes we caught before he handed in his homework. He has a great attitude. We talked about how to minimize these mistakes in the future. His quiz grades are going up. We have an exam to study for in the next few weeks. No concerns."
"Hypothesis testing and confidence intervals for the difference in means, both paired and unpaired and some of the concepts surrounding testing for means. The student is highly motivated and picked up on concepts easily, especially considering I gave him full TI-84 tutorial in an hour. Great job!"
"I met with the student for the first time and we became acquainted. We decided together that the best way to proceed would be to start with the basics. We started by discussing measures of central tendency (mean, median, mode) and calculated them for a sample data set. We then talked about standard deviation and calculated it with the same set of data. He seemed to catch on to the formula and did well in the calculations. We then discussed frequency distributions, and histograms. Finally, we went over normal distributions and how to show the position of standard deviations on the normal curve. We made plans to meet twice a week."
"The student has a homework assignment due tonight. We discussed questions from the first chapter. These covered statistical data types, statistics for different data types, and inference from charts and tables."
"I revised her literature review and gave her some techniques for writing an academic paper (i.e. no quotes, only citing academic works etc.). We also talked about her methods section and the best statistical analysis to run for her experiment. We finished by discussing her research design."
"I assisted the student with studying for her Tuesday Statistics exam. We went through practice problems together reviewing and practicing computation for probabilities. We also discussed how to interpret the probability distribution expansion table and how to understand differences in different sampling processes."
"Covered correlation, standard deviation and co-variance. Strategies included simplifying fractions and using the slope equation method. We had a "win" when the student was dusting off the cobwebs of basic math. She seemed enthusiastic about the subject."
"Today we began talking more formally about probability and sampling techniques. The student had some notes from class and we went through those a second time. We talked about unions and intersections of sets. The probability section had her use the conditional probability formula to find probabilities of intersections. I taught her to use the tree diagram to solve those problems."