Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I covered sections 5.3 and 5.4 of her textbook, since she had missed 2 days of school last week and these were the sections covered in class on those days. The topics included normal probability distributions, calculating z-scores, finding area/probabilities based on z-scores, sampling distributions, standard error, and the Central Limit Theorem. Since she had not received in-class instruction on these topics, we spent much of the session doing explanation and practice textbook problems so that she could understand the concepts. She did a good job grasping the material and applying it to problems. We practiced completing the problems using the calculator because that is what her teacher instructs them to do on their tests. We will have to spend a little time learning how to use z-score tables because her EOC will likely use this method rather than calculator-based methods."
"For our first session, we went over notation and reviewed a homework assignment. We covered sum of squares, variance, standard deviation, and correlation. The student made good progress with both the notation and calculations and seemed to develop a good understanding of the material, having no conceptual issues on the homework."
"We went over 3 or more independent events and conditional probability (basic concepts). We completed a few portions of the probability section of his course and will hopefully be getting ready for his exam next week."
"This was the final tutoring session with the student. We finalized a sheet for her final exam, as well as reinforced any remaining concepts she was unsure of. She thinks she is fully prepared for the exam, and I agree. We both benefited from the experience."
"We worked on studying for the student's final. Today we worked on two way ANOVA and calculating them by hand and with a calculator. These problems can take quite a bit of time by hand. We were able to get through one problem with her understanding how to apply the formulas by the end of the session. The calculator method literally saves about 40 minutes of work, but it depends on all the data being given, which may not happen on her final. So it is best to know how to do the test by hand and using the calculator."
"Great lesson with the student today! She did a lot of work on her own! We jumped into Chapter 10 today, and after a bit of struggle eventually she was able to answer many questions with complete autonomy! We're just getting started with Chapter 10 though, which is quite a doozy, so we're meeting again real soon."