Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student had several items to work on, but had not seen the material in class yet. It was fairly intricate work involving calculus and finding integrals of functions, which she was told they would not have to do by hand. We assume they will use Excel, but we don't know until she has another class session. So instead, we worked on really understanding the concept of a continuous probability distribution function, how the area is always 1, and how you can determine a probability as the area under a region of the graph."
"The student has a midterm tomorrow, so we bounced around all of the topics covered thus far. We spent the most time on 'at least one' questions. He seems to have a solid grasp on the material, and I think that his exam will go well."
"Concepts covered: conditional probability, probability: independent events, probability: sample spaces, probability: random variables, discrete vs. continuous random variables, properties of discrete random variables, and probability distributions. The student determined a distinction between the probability of independent and dependent random variables."
"We worked on the student's test review, which covered several chapters. We mainly worked on problems from the textbook that the professor had assigned. These involved calculating z-scores, basic discrete probability, conditional probability using two-way tables, and several other tests of problems."
"The student finished his assigned review homework before the new quiz on Monday next week. I also pointed out essential ideas for him to review. I informed him at the end of the session that he should prepare revision materials for the upcoming sessions."
"Tonight the student finished his practice exam. He did more homework problems focusing on z-scores and calculating probability from the standard normal distribution. We also finished up with practicing probability (relative frequency distributions and Venn diagrams). His exam is tomorrow and I think we have prepared well for it."