Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I found probabilities of binomial and normally distributed events. We calculated range probabilities by adding and subtracting standard normal probabilities. We estimated unknown sample variance and found symmetrical confidence intervals."
"We worked on Z-scores. I used the chalkboard to illustrate the area under the curve to solve various problems. I suggest drawing a picture and writing down given information on the more complex problems as it's difficult to solve in your head. I cleaned up a shared reference document after session for the student."
"We worked on problems for chapters 4 and 5 for the student's test review. These most involved taking data and finding correlation, linear regressions, and scatter plots and then answering questions about those. She needed a little help with starting the problems, but by the end she was able to do most of them on her own."
"We went over the student's homework problems, focusing on calculating probabilities for various distributions, including the binomial, uniform, and normal distributions. We discussed how drawing the graph for the uniform and normal distribution helps us to figure out what probability we are looking for and how to calculate it. I also explained how this is similar for the uniform and normal distribution, with the added element that for the normal distribution, one needs to use the Z table to calculate the probability."
"Today we covered the central limit theorem and the standard normal distribution. The student seemed to remember most of the concepts from high school so I just broke down the terms he did not remember or did not understand from the lectures. He had a good understanding by the end of the session."
"The student and I covered the data he was interested in analyzing. We discussed the variables of interest and how to approach the analysis. We made the decision to perform a simple but meaningful bivariate analysis. I counseled him on the types of tests we would use and how he could modify the Excel data to make it easier to use with SPSS. Our session ended with him taking time to clean up the data, after which we would meet again to try to perform the analysis itself."