Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The client and I continued to prepare for his final exam. We recapped how to select the appropriate test given a particular setup. It was exciting because he did great and the concepts have really sunk in. Then we went over ANOVA (one-way and two-way) from a conceptual standpoint, and did our first calculation of two-way ANOVA. We discussed, again, the F-ratio and how to interpret the result, including an analysis of the numerator and denominator of the ratio and we discussed main effects and interactions. We have one more session scheduled before his final where we will expand upon his knowledge of linear regression into multiple regression and cover any other questions he has. I am sending him an Excel spreadsheet with formulas and notations that clearly break out and explain how to calculate two-way ANOVA and the link to a video that corresponds to it. He will review this before our next session so we can discuss. Then we will calculate a new two-way ANOVA example together."
"We covered a little bit more on Z-tests (remember to always divide the standard deviation by the square root of the sample size!) and explored p-values, alpha, and beta in the context of Type I and Type II error. The student should remember that all of these concepts relate back to area under our probability distributions! If the student could pick out 3 or 4 questions total that cover Z or t tests, p-values and beta-values, and a chi-squared question, and we talk about how he solved them, I think that will be the best use of our time next session. It will help us to smooth out any wrinkles."
"The student and I worked on analyzing data. We described the data and used correlation/regression to explain relationships between response and explanatory variables. He understood the concepts well, and I'll follow up with an email that contains a helpful calculator guide."
"The student has her exam on Tuesday, so we went over her study sheets. She seems to have an excellent handle on the math aspects of the course. We focused on how to translate the problems into probability notation. When we ended, she said she felt able to do the rest of the studying on her own."
"The student wound up her sessions by prepping for her final exam; I told her that there are no guarantees, but I nevertheless feel confident that she could get an A if things go well. It's been a real pleasure working with her and very rewarding. I hope there will be future opportunities as her career progresses."
"Our session started by reviewing materials covered on the student's previous test and setting up a study plan for her final exam. Currently, she has pulled her average up two whole letter grades. She is continuing to ask thoughtful questions. She is benefiting from direct instruction and from being provided with explanations and practice problems. I have been impressed with her ability to retain information from week to week. We agreed to have one more session before her final as a "tune up" for her last test."