Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This was a great student; she was ready and willing to learn. We discussed the basic idea of what statistics is, how to interpret ANOVA results, how to calculate a least squared regression line, and how to give practical explanations for statistical data."
"This session was a combination of introduction and work on one of the student's problem sets. I am going to help her focus on getting her mind around concepts like confidence intervals and random variables. She plans to continue with me for the rest of the term."
"We covered the hypothesis testing process using a Z-test. We went over how to think about null and alternative hypotheses, how to determine the directionality of a test, how to establish a decision rule for a specific alpha level, and how to calculate the Z statistic. I went into some details about the factors that shape whether or not you can reject or fail to reject a null hypothesis."
"The student worked on her quiz on probabilities, frequency distributions, and standard deviations. She did very well with calculating probabilities, finding 5 number summaries, and calculating the mean for different distributions. She struggled a bit more with understanding standard deviations, but that is not surprising - standard deviations are difficult to calculate. We will continue to work on this."
"The student worked on several homework problems and two separate worksheets. All the problems involved chi-squared, however there were both goodness-of-fit and association type problems. We did talk about the other problems and how to work them, so I think he should be able do them easily. He was great as usual!"
"Our first session went well. The student and I started with the steps of hypothesis tests, as he needed help understanding that. We went through it much more quickly than how long it usually takes, as he had a better grasp of it than most who ask about it. This gave us time to move on to problems. We spent the remainder of the session going over a page-long problem that was done in class but that he had trouble understanding. It was a useful application of hypothesis testing, so we went through all the details. With some explanation, everything started clicking for him, and he had a better understanding of the whole process afterwards."