Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked through a practice exam. Topics covered included confidence intervals, standard error, and probability distribution."
"During our first session we discussed his current understanding of the course material, the challenges holding back further progression, and what will be on his upcoming test. His second test is this Thursday and covers Chapters 8 - Statistical Inference, 14 - Chi Square Tests, 9 - single sample hypothesis testing, and 10 - two sample hypothesis testing. Considering the short period of time we have prior to his second exam, I'm going to focus on teaching him when to use each type of hypothesis test (outcome variable dependent), how to do each type of hypothesis test on his calculator, and how to draw the appropriate conclusion. The balance of our session focused on normalizing data, determining probability of an event using the standardized normal distribution table, and the z-test. With respect to the latter, he started creating an outline of what information must be provided for a z-test, how to set up null and alternative hypothesis, and drawing the appropriate conclusion. For now, we are skipping over a lot of experimental design, the formulas behind each of these test's calculations, and any sort of plotting to test the normality, skewness, or kurtosis. I've provided a guidebook for the TI-84+, gave him some pages to read, and practice problems prior to our next meeting on Tuesday evening."
"On Tuesday we started a new unit in the student's class: Proportions. This section is really calculation heavy, so we spent a lot of time on the basics of how to do each problem type. We dealt with proportion interpretation and areas to the left and right of target z-scores. Most proportion problems in this class are presented in word problem format, which the student has a little difficulty with. We spent time going over how to dissect these problems as well as how to set up each problem using the proper variables and formulas to double-check the answers at the end of each problem. This is something we're going to have to do more of in the upcoming sessions because the problems are only getting harder from here on out."