Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session, we focused on Pearson's correlation including strength, direction, interpretation, and basic hand calculations. We also interpreted SPSS output that was part of the student's homework. In our next session, we will work on simple linear regression and how it is connected correlation."
"The student updated me that the first part of his Statistics test seemed to go well. He requested if we could review some of his previous application homework to prepare for the second part of his test, so we discussed the various research experiments and scenario questions. He needed some clarification, but he had a good grasp of the overall concepts. I encouraged him to be more specific and elaborate in his responses. He was engaged and cooperative during the session."
"This was our first session. We were able to review previous material the student had been tested on. She also covered a homework set from her upcoming test. She demonstrates a basic understanding of how to read z-tables and basic algebra. She needed help with understanding how distributions are set up and how to apply the principles of a critical region. After sample problems and working through homework problems, she had improved responses. She has been assigned the task of emailing me her previous homework, and I will be providing some additional problems. Her first test grade, prior to starting tutoring, was a 58."
"This was the initial session with this student. We discussed the basic types of random sampling, including SRS, SRS, and cluster sampling. We discussed the essential differences between the three types, and reviewed problems requiring the identification of the appropriate type of sampling for a given scenario, he used a random number table to select five random cases from a sample. We also discussed how nonresponse and undercoverage can result in a biased sample. He will complete homework problems based on the concepts covered in our discussion."
"Today I got to meet the student. He is taking statistics, but his teacher is going over some algebra material. We reviewed functions and how to graph them. I also left him with some practice problems that he can do prior to our next meeting."
"Today I was able to help him go through the next two sections of his book which included the difference between populations and samples, random sampling, and scales of measurement. He seemed to really understand the first section, and I was able to help him understand the difference between the four scales of measurement. We tried to move on to descriptive and inferential statistics, but it was a lot of material for one day. We will continue with this and any questions he may have on the first four sections during our session next week."