Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on the 68%-95%-99.7% rule of normal distributions and how to calculate the values that are 1, 2, 3, etc. standard deviations from the mean. We then talked about explanatory and response variables, role-type classifications, and how to express different classifications."
"The student has improved in his ability to retain information. We continued to work on homework problems to solidify concepts as we discussed them, and he would benefit from more frequent sessions in shorter duration. If he was able to practice a few problems every day, he would grasp the concepts much easier. His homework grades have improved, and his quiz grades are trending in the right direction."
"Today we went over problems where we had to calculate the confidence interval using a point of estimate and the standard error. We also had to calculate the margin of error."
"Today we went over a lot of probability. We started by reviewing binomials and how to find expected value and standard deviation. We then spent a lot of time going over the normal curve, and how it can be used for populations and for samples. We discussed z-score, standard error, and how to find probabilities and percentages with the normal curve. The student seemed to understand the normal curve very well. She has some practice problems that she will review before we meet on Wednesday, where we will go over proportions and review material. I will also prepare a practice test for when we meet on Saturday."
"The student and I went over the chapter in his statistics book for random distributions and did some problems based on that topic together. Then we reviewed normal and binomial normal distributions for his quiz tomorrow and he did a problem from each of those topics. For our next session, I asked him to review materials for his quiz and then we would go over things that he needed help with."
"The student has an exam tomorrow and his prof gave out a study guide yesterday. The student and I were able to go over all the topics he felt most uncertain of. We covered t-tests, how to read printout from a Z or t-test, interpreting p values, confidence intervals, Chi Square tests of independence of categorical variables, and odds ratios. He seemed to grasp the concepts more firmly than he had a week ago. Further, he has been able to use the textbook as an effective resource. I am hopeful for his doing better on this test than the previous one."