Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session, we covered various topics on z scores and chi-square and contingency tables. These were review questions in preparation for a test. The student used a math website primarily. Always very pleasant to work with."
"The student and I worked through his statistics review problems together. These were the same type of problems that we had worked on the night before, but he seemed to have a much better grasp of them. It was a little earlier in the evening; the material from the night before had a chance to sink in, and he seemed a little more focused. He has an excellent grasp of when to use combinations and permutations and how to read 2-way tables. His understanding of probability is better than it has been in the previous few sessions, and if he reads the questions carefully and actually thinks out the answers, then he will do well on the test. I also reminded him to write thorough sentences so that he does not get marked off points like he did on the previous test."
"The student completed the ninth tutoring session aimed at improving her understanding of statistics. During the session, I assisted her with a homework assignment on confidence intervals. The exercise required her to create a confidence interval for each scenario she was presented with, using her TI-84 calculator. She was also required to interpret the results and explain her findings. Since she had completed her homework assignment prior to the session, I checked her answers and discussed the strategy she had utilized to respond to each item. If she had provided an inaccurate or incomplete response on the assignment, I pointed out her error(s) and asked her questions aimed at guiding her toward the correct answer."
"The student needed support reviewing for his upcoming test. We covered the following concepts and skills: calculating means and standard deviations (i.e. using different formula versions), graphing box plots (including calculating the median, Q1, Q3, interquartile range, minimum, and maximum values), describing the distribution of graphs (e.g., right/left-skewed, bell-shaped/symmetrical), and using the Empirical Rule to calculate percentages on a normal curve. I advised him to review and memorize his normal curve, enter his values piecemeal into the calculator formulas, and practice identifying the type of distribution for box plots. He seemed to have a good grasp of the material, but I encouraged him to review independently. He was attentive and focused during the session."
"The student should think about how they want to utilize me for the best results. The student obviously understands the math. It seems like the only thing they need help with is understanding the concepts."
"The student struggled with the concept of significance, which we covered. His attitude was positive, and I introduced the study skill of taking notes. I also taught him how to apply the concepts."