Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I created practice problems for her around means, medians, modes, standard deviations, variance, and z-scores."
"The student and I discussed his psych statistics class. We sat down and reviewed where he was in his understanding of the material that has been covered in the class so far. As his exposure to the material seemed minimal at the time, I taught him a short mini-lesson on each of the topics discussed on his current assignment until he felt comfortable answering the questions. We mostly discussed how to work with a normal distribution and what assumptions you can make when working with a normal distribution. When I left I asked him to continue reviewing the concepts that we had discussed. I stressed the importance of obtaining the textbook for his class, but illustrated that for the current material he should be able to find basic explanations online. We decided to meet up on Sunday to review the material for exam on Monday."
"This was my first session with this student. She is currently studying the first few chapters of statistics, mainly probability. She has a test on Wednesday covering these chapters. She is strong on areas of probability such as # of possibilities that can be made from a group, either combination or order related. She also seems to grasp the concept of factorials and how they relate to probability. She had a few struggles with points (p-values) on a distribution, z-scores, and probability of a single/multiple event occurring. We dove into a lot of those topics and she seemed to grasp the concepts a little bit more by the end of the session. It was a pleasure working with her. She has a great attitude towards learning and I am looking forward to working with her in the future."
"The student had a test last week. He said it went well. In this session, we went over his homework that confused him. We covered exterior angle theorems, creating diagrams, and a problem on proving equilateral triangles. The session went well."
"We worked through the next section of area. The toughest problem for the student was when she was asked to find the area of a 5x7 square inch canvas plus a 1-inch thick frame around the whole canvas. She struggled visualizing it, so we made a paper model of the problem and saw how it worked to put a frame on. Then she understood and came up with the correct answer."
"The student and I had a great first session where we talked about his classes, his challenges, and how he likes to learn. We put together a basic study schedule for him and did some work on the foundations of algebra."