Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We talked about interpreting correlations, independent and dependent variables, and reading tables. The student was initially having trouble with interpreting the table of correlations in the paper we were working through, but with practice, she learned how to do it very well. We practiced making up hypotheses about our data set and checking if they were true. There were a number of unfamiliar metrics that we talked about the meaning of, particularly Cronbach's alpha and KR20. The student is missing some of the prerequisite knowledge for the course, so she was initially uncomfortable with the material, but she was open to learning new things and devoted herself to understanding what was going on. It takes time to overcome a gap in prerequisite knowledge, so I would expect her to continue having a difficult time in this class for a while longer, but she has an open attitude and seems willing to put in the extra work, so I think she will be able to keep up with the class in the long term."
"We went over definitions, descriptive statistics, distributions, and inferential statistics. Most of his concerns was putting context towards most of the definitions and vocab. We spent the rest of the session reviewing for an upcoming test."
"We went over probability matrices, conditional probabilities, integrals, derivatives, probability mass functions, probability density functions, and cumulative distribution functions. The student was optimistic. I can see the gears grinding and starting to catch; right now, we're in standard drive mode trying to jam the process into gear. He needs to get to CVT mode.
"We went over regression fitting and diagnostics using Excel and a data set from the student's class. We made good progress and she almost completed the assignment. We will pick up with this in the next meeting, and begin exam prep."
"We went over some calculus topics in preparation for her upcoming test. This included limits, definition of derivative, power rule, chain rule, definition of continuity, etc. I feel she will do well; she seems to have a great grasp of the material, as well as the algebraic concepts required to manipulate the calculus procedures."
"We went over some more U.S. history. The topics covered included the presidency of Andrew Jackson, the American system, and the banking crisis. Then we went over some biology for the student's test. The subject of the quiz will be 2.4. We covered enzymes, substrates, active site, and endothermic and exothermic reactions."