Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student needed help with her statistics course. She was instructed to make a pie chart and a histogram using data in Excel. We practiced each type of chart. We went over her homework instructions very carefully so that she'll not miss any points, including how to format the data series, how to reduce the gaps between the bars on the graph, how to label the axis and create classes based on the frequencies. I shared my screen and we also wrote down instructions so she'll be able to replicate exactly what we did for herself in the future."
"We reviewed concepts in probability, including the counting principle and combinations and permutations. We went over a practice quiz the student took in class. She did very well and got most of the problems right; we reviewed the ones with which she had some difficulty. Then, we covered new material on inference, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing."
"The student and I covered test-taking skills and reviewed her last exam. I determined that she needed to better know the difference between independent and mutually exclusive events. She needs to know these concepts solidly if she wants to do well on her upcoming exam."
"Today the student and I went over 2 sample t-tests and 2 sample Z-tests. We went over how to find the test statistics and standardized test statistics for these types of problems and when it was appropriate to use each test. We also went over using the test statistics and rejection regions to determine the results to various hypothesis tests. He had a good understanding of this material and was able to complete the problems with little additional help by the end of our session."
"The student and I spent this session going over two of her assignments. The first of these assignments covered chapters 7.3-7.5 in her book and discussed the use of the t-test, normal applications of proportions, and measuring variance utilizing the chi-square test. The second assignment she had was a review and covered chapter 6 which went over basics such as calculating the mean, standard deviation, and the interpretation of these results. She has been improving immensely over the course of our sessions and I feel strongly that she understands these concepts much better. Our next session will cover her report on using statistics to analyze the rate of Cesarean sections."
"We discussed economic development articles that she needs to weave into responses to her homework problems. We agreed on a strategy she would use for readings and an approach to splitting our tutoring work between some of the more theoretical discussions in her class and some of the more applied aspects, such as econometrics."