Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We collected data using a random data sheet. This information was written down to be involved in a hands-on matched pairs data comparison. We intend to complete this project tomorrow after more information is collected."
"We continued to work on the student's final research paper for his statistics class. Using the output from each of his regression models, we constructed 4 tables and 4 graphical figures. We then interpreted these tables and figures, discussing what variables were statistically significant and how to interpret the coefficients. After going over each table and figure, we outlined the paper. The student has a very good understanding of multivariate regression at this point and how to apply it to real life data. He feels that the sessions have been invaluable in explaining the concepts and how to execute the statistical procedures. I anticipate that his final paper will be excellent."
"In preparation for the student's upcoming exam, we focused on four topics: frequency tables, z-scores, standard deviation, and correlation. Since her exam is both open note and open book, we created a brief study guide with example problems that she can utilize during the exam. In addition, we discussed the theory behind the problems that we solved. We also discussed hypotheses."
"We covered weather fronts and prime numbers. The student did really well today and came prepared. We were able to finish 2 assignments and I gave him the resources to be able to finish the third. I will do some work with him during the next meeting on his arithmetic skills."
"This session, we looked primarily at the probability portion of the math test as this is the material that the student has looked at the least. We looked at the meaning behind the numbers and symbols of the rather confusing and nondescript formulas that are used in the probability portion of the test, knowing that to understand why the formulas are set up the way that they are will make knowing when and how to use them more intuitive. We also looked at how to approach the different variations on probability in as intuitive a manner as possible."
"The student and I went over the math that would be on her upcoming ACT. We ended up going over algebra 2, geometry, basic algebra, and word problems. She did really well with the word problems and used great test taking strategies to determine the answer based on those provided. We moved pretty quickly through the 5 sets of 15 or so questions each that I had. We didn't finish the last two sets and I told the student to look them over before her test so that she was familiar with everything the ACT might cover. She seemed very ready for the test based on what we worked through. Her biggest problem was geometry type questions, and only because of the vocabulary. Once she knew what was being asked of her she had no problems finding the answers."