Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we reviewed for the student's midterm tomorrow. We went through her practice problems and then conceptually reviewed her study guide. She is doing a great job staying on top of her work and has a very good understanding of the material. She was a little shaky on regression, which we did review. We focused particularly on interpreting a regression equation and about coefficient of determination versus correlation coefficients. She did great on her last homework and quiz so her hard work is paying off!"
"For this past session, the student and I covered hypothesis testing for one sample and two sample tests of means and proportions. She had a good grasp of the material and wanted to review how to solve the problems quicker and using tools available to her (calculator/z-tables). We went through her homework from the respective chapters and she feels much more confident in the material."
"Today, we did assignment 9 which worked on more probability. The homework problems focused a lot on finding expected values, standard deviations, and standard error. With all this practice, the student now knows the equations pretty well and can do it on her own. What she does struggle with is when to convert it to percentage and when to keep it as a number. We will continue to work on this in the next session."
"Today the student and I covered lessons 7, 8, and 9. We will do lesson 10 and study for the exam in our next session. We covered box plots and calculating quartiles and the inter-quartile range. We also covered standard distributions and how to calculate standard deviation and z-scores. She is really starting to grasp these concepts and we are able to move through the information quickly. She did very well on quizzes, only missing one issue on the final quiz."
"We covered probability more this week. The student showed progress relative to last week. When the question used a concrete example, the student was able to grasp the concept. However, when the example was more abstract, she had difficulty figuring out what method to use. For example, when the example used the probability of a hurricane in Florida in an arbitrary year, she was unable to figure out how to approach the question. When the example was the exact same mathematically but used marbles in a bag instead, she was able to figure out how to approach it. We will continue to work on this in future sessions."
"We covered one last type of hypothesis test that we had not covered so far. It was the paired T-test with "before-and-after" data. The student seemed to like this kind of problem the best and had little trouble with it after all the six other types we had covered recently. Then we still had some time to start the next topic of correlation and regression. I also showed him how to do scatterplots in the calculator as well as calculating the correlation coefficient."