Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, we worked on empirical and Chebyshev's theorem. The student also got his new calculator, so we were able to quickly and easily calculate means, standard deviations, and quartiles. Remembering the difference between standard deviation, variance, and sample variance is something we will review on Tuesday. Concepts about quartiles were easy for him."
"Today, we worked on going over some questions from her exam that she said she did not do well on. I worked with the student on understanding when to apply which equations, how to reduce errors with calculations, and learning how to calculate a confidence interval. There are a lot of numbers involved in these calculations--she can get flustered with keeping track of all of these numbers, but I believe that she gets the underlying concepts covered in these questions and can do well with them."
"Today, we worked on the second half of the student's assignment for this week. We will be meeting again next week a few times before her class is over."
"We continued working on proportion and confidence intervals. The student still struggles to identify how to start the problems. The student also struggled today with checking her work when she made an error. I showed the student how to go back and recheck each of her numbers and values to find where she may have made a mistake. We will continue to work on this next session."
"We continued working on the final portfolio, and used the teacher's feedback to change some things and rearrange some sections. We also added independent sample and single sample t-tests for the portfolio to make sure all of the bases were covered as far as including all of the sections. We plan to have one final session tomorrow to finalize everything, and maybe do some proofreading and make sure everything is all set for submission."
"We covered a lot of hypothesis testing. We also went over a homework assignment about z-scores and t-tests. The student was struggling with some of the terminology, like the difference between one and two tailed tests and alternative VS null hypothesis, but we worked through them. He displayed knowledge of these terms by the end of our session."