Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered covariance and correlation. The student was initially struggling with Excel. After our session, he was more comfortable with Excel. I gave him a template with formulas in Excel to help him with the rest of the formulas. He earned 100% for all hmwk we did together."
"We covered discrete, continuous, and conditional probability and the related concepts of independent and dependent variables. We also briefly touched on the characteristics of the normal distribution (68,95,99.7 rule, mean=median=mode). We also went over a practice problem about describing trends in smoking. As per our discussion yesterday evening, we also continued to explore options for an upcoming essay response assignment."
"We covered her midterm review practice problems on a multitude of statistical concepts for her exam. We also covered how to use the TI-83 calculator to help her when doing the statistics. She struggled mostly with combinatorics but this I think is due to just being introduced to the topic. I believe that she has a renewed confidence with the material and using the calculator. I suggested that she begin her studies again tomorrow morning on her own to gain familiarity and to contact me to schedule another session if needed. I thought this was a productive session for her."
"We covered how to find the probability of multiple events occurring, whether they be independent or dependent. The student did not struggle. Her attitude was very positive. She was scored on her online practice problems, and she got most of them right. I believe she will perform well on her assessments."
"We covered hypothesis testing and finding the probability of various events using a z-score. In preparation for an exam we reviewed several problems covering these topics. Although the student can solve the problems once the approach is clear, she has difficulty breaking down the word problems. We worked through some examples to give her practice in how to extract the key information."
"We covered hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, z/t value determination, and standard error. The student was engaged with the material, and when I explained the concepts, he generally seemed to grasp them and be able to apply them in subsequent problems. He struggled some with determining how to delineate between and correctly select z and p values from the chart but seemed to improve throughout the session. I left him with practice problems from his practice test related to the material we covered."