Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The client wanted help with her introductory statistic course. She had data for multiple assignments from her textbook that she scanned, and that I spent about an hour working on to input in Excel and then SPSS so we could be ready to work together. We went through all of her homework. She had to learn how to do a Five Number Summary and how to run descriptive statistics in SPSS. She also had to make frequency distributions and histograms by hand and by SPSS and make a stem and leaf plot by hand. I also showed her how to calculate standard deviation by hand."
"The student and I began talking and brainstorming about his qualitative article regarding the lived experiences of elderly cancer patients and their caregivers. We began to brainstorm about strategies and milestones to help push him towards finishing this essay. By next session, he says he will find more sources for reference as well as start working on a web diagram mapping out topics he wants to focus on for his rough draft. I'm reviewing the article and brainstorming material as well."
"The student and I continued reviewing for her upcoming midterm. We reviewed lessons 3, 4, and 5 which included topics such as odds and risks calculations, discrete variable calculations, binomial variable calculations, continuous variable calculations, conditional probability, z scores, and finding probabilities using a Standard Normal Table. After reviewing the formulas and doing examples problems for how to apply the formulas, she did very well on a set of practice problems on her own. She struggled with some of the nuances of some formulas initially, but seemed to have a good understanding after additional review and explanation. She will continue to work through homework and quiz answers that she answered correctly on her own in preparation for her exam. Overall, it was a successful session!"
"The student and I continued to work on Linear Algebra. Today we primarily went over topics of linear combinations, linear independence, determinants, dimension, and general problem solving strategies for problems of this kind. We worked using the required definitions, and were able to work towards solutions. More important than the solutions, though, was the problem-solving process which the student seemed to come to understand more fully. I was pleased with the progress that the student made today."
"The student and I continued working through probability and statistics. We went over problems involving the normal distribution, estimation of a sample size, conditional probability, and Bayes' theorem. We are going to work again tomorrow night."
"The student and I continued working with R coding. This time we went over how to code two-way ANOVA models. We also talked about concepts regarding one-way, two-way, and repeated measures ANOVA, including the assumptions underlying the models."