Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We focused on scatter plots today. The student has gotten much more comfortable using her calculator. We especially focused on helping her practice explaining her thinking out loud and on paper. She became much more comfortable as we continued having her word out her explanations."
"We reviewed chapter 6 concepts and reviewed some homework problems dealing with the z standardized distribution and how to calculate z scores."
"We went over some of the questions in her most recent test. She was able to state the test statistics and calculate probabilities just fine. We spent most of the session working with chi-squared tests for independence. She was able to set up the expected frequency tables and compute the test statistic. I taught her how to use her calculator to quickly compute the test statistic."
"Today we covered correlation (strength and direction of linear pattern), linear regression, interpreting slope and intercept of a regression line, explanatory and response variables for 2 variable data. We did an overview of the topics, then went over a practice quiz, and the student completed the homework for the session. She initially had trouble interpreting the slope and intercept, but we worked through these issues. She seems really strong with using the regression line equation to make predictions and also interpreting the relationship of 2 variable data given a scatterplot. She is taking a quiz tomorrow and by the end of the session she felt ready for her quiz. She scored a perfect on her last quiz, so she is doing well with the course so far."
"We covered pair t-test, post hoc tests, Bertoncelli tests, and reviewed the basics of SPSS. The biggest area that we covered was finding percentiles in SPSS using the descriptive data function. The student's biggest hurdles came from material that was not covered in class but that she was expected to know. I tried to explain to her the importance of being able to read the results and that we are always comparing our p value to our alpha. I told her that I would help her with her midterm prep. I wanted her to focus on understanding the difference between the different tests and what they are used for."
"The student continues to be extremely well-organized and unusually aware of her problem areas. This enables us to spend most of the time tying problems to underlying concepts. I am looking forward to moving past basic probability into inferential statistics, which is a lot more fun!"