Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on creating confidence intervals, interpreting alpha, and related concepts. The student's is just a really bright kid and it doesn't take him a long time to put this stuff together; we worked through some homework problems and he had a lot left when the hour and a half ran out. I told him to call me if he ran into one he couldn't solve and he never called."
"We tried to cover study skills and z scores. He was taught the simpler and quicker way to go through the books. We had planned to review the old material while progressing into the new material in the next session."
"We specifically covered ANOVA testing and regression today. We also reviewed some information from calculating sample sizes for population proportion problems. The student was struggling the most with identifying what values to use in the table. We went over several practice problems to help her identify and break down the concepts and the correct numbers to look for in the ANOVA/regression tables. The student will be continuing to practice with practice problems from her teacher, and we will start going over regression in our next session. The student was making great progress, and she is able to break down a lot of the problems that we have covered in previous sessions. She is getting much faster at solving problems and is also thinking in a problem solving mindset!"
"We covered MANOVA and multiple factor ANOVA. The benefits of each approach and their interpretation were discussed. The student seems to be doing very well in the course. Next time we meet, we will cover factor analysis."
"We went over her research topic and discussed possible research questions, hypotheses and her overall research design. We also discussed what her independent variables and dependent variables are and what extraneous variables she needs to control for. The student understands her research topic very well but needs direction with the organization and the mathematical components. She will write her abstract, introduction and literature review by Saturday and then we will meet again and I will give her revisions and help her with creating a methods/results section."
"Today, we started off the session by going through chapter 6. The student grasped the material very quickly, so we moved on to reviewing chapters 4 and 5 from our previous sessions. Once that was complete, we went through the practice exam provided by the student's professor in preparation for his midterm tonight. He grasped the material very quickly and seemed prepared for the upcoming midterm."
"Today's session with the student went really well today. She's doing a great job of applying equations to problems, and she's getting a better sense of how different variables are related to each other. We've began going over the practice problem that the professor posts online, and the next step is to devise a study guide tailored for those problems. Her homework is to begin putting this guide together, and I'll test her on applying the guide next time."
"We covered complex problems in probability, focusing on the standard deviation of samples. We also discussed problems related to testing, and how these tests are measured through sensitivity and specificity. We are starting to take a big-picture approach to studying as we ramp up for the final exam, which will involve reviewing past concepts and honing in on concepts the professor has emphasized."
"We focused on one of the assignments that the student has due this Sunday. In doing so, we discussed mean, median, mode, and variance, and creating histogram plots in Excel."
"Conducted a review of hypothesis testing and how to incorporate assumptions in calculating p-value. Reviewed all terminology associated with rejecting or accepting the null hypothesis. Developed alternative hypothesis based on context information. Completed practice problems that parallel formula calculations and calculator sequenced answers."
"The student and I prepared together for her exam on Tuesday. Since the exam is open notes, we made review guides with definitions, formulas, and example problems related to each of the topics on the exam. We covered the following topics: Probability, regression, and z-scores."
"The student and I started covering 9.2, continuing to do problems that involved rejecting the null hypothesis, with a given mean and standard deviation. We used the PHANTOM approach that he learned in school and we applied them to problems from the back of the book to make sure he understood the concepts. He seemed to have a good grasp on solving these sort of problems. We also reviewed more physics sections in order to prepare him for his quests. We covered sound waves, sound booms and bow waves, and solving sound intensity problems. He should do well on the tests this week."