Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student worked a lot with his homework today, learning how to understand the problem and how to come up with conclusions about data. I told him to finish up the homework and work with online material if he felt that he needed extra practice. I think the issue was that he thinks too much about the question, when it is simpler than he imagined. We will continue to work on that."
"The student is taking introductory statistics and wanted help preparing for his final exam. He had a prior homework assignment and wanted explanations about why he missed certain questions, such as determining predictor from participant variables and how to write up results of a one-way analysis of variance. Then, he shared a PowerPoint with notes on experiments, and we went over all of the areas that weren't totally clear to him. We will work together more in a couple of days."
"We covered descriptive statistics, scatterplots, and correlation. The student worked through problems online. The problems covered estimating the mean and standard deviation for grouped data, finding the percentiles of the data, determining the degree of correlation for bivariate data. She picked up the material quickly and we will resume at our next session."
"We looked over some of the student's class notes, and then reviewed the last two quizzes he had taken, talking about strategies to not make the same mistakes on future exams. We focused on organization and showing work, as well as carefully reading questions and clarifying exactly what they were asking to be done."
"The student and I spent the majority of today going over the Gauss-Markov Theorem. This served as an excellent jumping off point for review of some of the more foundational econometric principles. By dealing with the assumptions of the theorem as well as the uptakes from it, we were able to move forward in his understanding of the class by looking backwards at why finding the best (least variance) unbiased linear variable is such a big deal. I think today's tutoring session was extremely productive. We also talked about how dummy variables can be used to combine coefficients as long as they share the same regressors."
"We covered probability and how we can apply it in the real world. I gave the student concrete examples in order for him to understand and retain the information. It is vital to provide him with real life examples; this is effective teaching. He is improving significantly, and that makes me happy. The goal is to learn as much as possible each session. He is benefiting from the lessons."