Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We discussed studies and observations. We were to find an article in the recent past discussing a study and to find what information that gave the reader. The student was disappointed to find how little the writer of the article described about the actual methods used by the study rather than just discussing the results."
"The student and I covered finding probabilities of various events using the Binomial Distribution. We also covered how to calculate the slope and intercept of a regression line given several data points. He does not have a strong math background, which makes interpreting statistics notation a little challenging. We plan to meet again tomorrow."
"The student and I walked through a practice test for her upcoming midterm in statistics. We discussed the fact that the practice test seemed far more technical than the class problem sets, and discussed problem-solving strategies and formulas that she can use for the upcoming test. We discussed the geometric/binomial distributions, sample selection processes, combinatorics and conditional probability. Conditional probability and applying the geometric/binomial distributions to word problems remain issues to focus on; we focused on the intuition behind these formulas. She shows an intuition for independent probabilities, and for sample selection. At our next session, we will finish her "cheat sheet" (it is an open note test) and review problems in the book on the topics I suggested."
"We continued with the preparation for the midterm. We finish the set of problems on binomial distribution. We then worked on Normal distribution problems and some uniform distribution problems. She progressed well with most of them. She will study today for her midterm, which she'll take tomorrow."
"We covered Correlation, Regression, One-way ANOVA and Two-way ANOVA. We spent the first two hours successfully catching up on previous weeks' Correlation and Regression material and completing an extended homework problem from beginning to end, including tips on how to use MS Excel and how to organize work around labeling terms. Student feels much more confident with these topics now. Student requested an additional hour to cover the current week's ANOVA material. We had time to cover the process and the important concepts. Student will practice working through full ANOVA problems (organized around filling out summary tables) by hand on her own, now that she understands what the terms, concepts, and formulas in these problems mean. I left the student with a handout to reinforce the necessary components of solving ANOVA problems."
"In our first session, the student first showed me how his online course platform worked, and what tools he had to use with his assignments. We went over the content covered in the first week of his class. We covered the following topics: mean, median, mode, range, standard deviation, variance and z scores related to a simple data set. We also talked about the difference between relative frequency and frequency."