Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went through many problems for her final in her statistics class. We looked at problems involving hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, discrete probability distributions, the hypergeometric distribution, and binomial coefficients."
"The student and I worked on his final project for statistics. In particular, we corrected an ANOVA, as well as ran some correlations. He is significantly improving with his use of SPSS, as well as writing up results! Overall, well done!"
"The student encountered some of the difficulties related to managing data in the context of statistics, but was able to figure it out by the end of the session. Some lingering questions about histograms, medians, quartiles, and variances were addressed, specifically the intuition behind having large and small standard deviations."
"The student gave me her current assignment and reading for research methods. I was able to identify three main topics in need of review for her assignment and upcoming exam. After preparing a brief set of notes and an overview lesson, I was able to call her back and in short order cover each of the topics (standard deviation, range, and z-score) in short order to make sure she understood both how to make entries in each formula, and how to apply these topics to her review assignment. She is now able to both write out and explain symbolically how to do each of the processes, and feels more confident in this subject area. She left with the task of completing her review assignment, identifying trouble areas for our next session, and intent to ask her instructor for reasonable accommodations when computing complex strings of calculations such as SD or z-score."
"The student got the highest grade in the class on his statistics midterm! Three weeks ago he was thinking of dropping the course. This session, we did practice problems on sampling distributions, standard error, and p-values for sample means."
"The student had a broad review sheet that mostly just listed topics she should know for a test on Monday. I had her go down the list and ask about the ones she wasn't fully understanding. We went over each of these topics, and I made up a couple of examples when that would help. We also worked some calculations she will need to do by hand on the test."