Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over her homework problems for chapters 5, 6, and 7. We discussed expected value, the central limit for n>=30, the difference between sampling error and standard error, and how to use the z-statistic for samples. Going over homework seems to be helpful, but next session I would like to discuss some statistics concepts rather than just the application of equations."
"The student and I met today and went through her homework on comparing two samples of data using the software package JMP. She understood the techniques we used and indicated that she was going to rework everything again on her own to make sure it was clear."
"The student and I covered uniform and normal distributions. We had a great session! I think what she struggles with most is remaining optimistic and confident when she doesn't understand. In general she did very well and was able to grasp to concepts and the "why's." We talked about how to employ strategies to answer questions: write down what you know, draw your graph, and then find out what you are being asked. We left with the plan for her to study for her midterm and take not of the concepts she doesn't understand so that we may review them next session."
"We began by going over the problems I had given the student to do at our last session. We looked example of a binomial distribution problem, a normal curve problem, and a problem with sample proportions. We then worked on making a sheet for her exam, since she is allowed to bring a sheet of paper with formulas. She wrote down the steps to solve each type of problem and highlighted areas that are easy to get mixed up, such as square rooting standard deviation and CDF vs. PDF. We ended by the student doing some practice problems with the aid of only the sheet she had made, and it seemed to work well."
"We worked on a problem set. The student tested the independence of matched samples, classified data types, read data tables for comprehension, tested equivalence of outcome proportions, reviewed confidence intervals and their relation to hypothesis testing, and tested trends in outcome proportions. We ran the STATA DO file to generate individualized project data."
"The session was dedicated to wrapping up all the concepts needed for the student's exam tomorrow. I covered more extensively linear regression, and the student asked many questions about the different hypotheses testing methods."