Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student needed assistance with a homework assignment in statistics. Our focus was on three chi-square tests of independence. We walked through how to conduct each test, interpret the output including a discussion of the estimated odds ratio. I provided some sample language to use in the narrative of her write-up. I offered suggestions regarding the placement of tables and number of decimal places to use to conform with APA style. She was a wonderful student. She said that she was genuinely relieved. She commented on how I was able to explain concepts in such a manner that she understood them easily."
"Today we went over the rules of probability. More specifically, we focused a lot of our time on the multiplication rule. We worked through some examples in the student's notes, and then went on to work on his homework."
"Today's session was similar to all other sessions with him. We continued going through the same previous final exam that we had been going through before. I lectured and discussed each problem in depth, as he took notes. He prefers this style of tutoring. I covered concepts such as two - sample t - tests, cumulative distribution, and differentiating between a z -statistic and t - statistic. It was a productive session."
"Tonight we reviewed summation rules and notation. We went over how to calculate the mean, median, mode and standard deviation. We also went through some rather complicated problems in her book that reviewed functions and linear equations."
"Tutor and Student focused on reviewing the different types of t-tests (one sample, independent samples, and paired samples), when to use each, and how to calculate a t-score for each situation. Student had a good understanding of these concepts prior to starting the session and improved understanding during the session. By the end of the session, the student was able to differentiate each type of situation and explain how to run a t-test for each. Student would benefit from practicing calculations instead of verbally walking through them. Next session will focus on ANOVA calculations and concepts."
"We analyzed a paper together and talked about her assignment for next week. She still had some trouble reading the results of her paper in table form and seeing what the meaningful conclusions were from the data, so we talked about p values, standard errors, and cross correlations. We also talked about the general structure of scientific papers, which sections you should go back and reread if you later find that you have questions, and what you should do if you think a result is spurious (read the discussion and see what explanations that authors had and if they're reasonable). Her homework for this course is about creating her own meta-study, so we talked about how to state hypotheses and questions. We also went over her feedback from the previous week's assignment to see what the professor was looking for and what she should aim for. She is slightly intimidated by the subject, but she's working at it and building her confidence."