Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session, we worked on an assignment involving a two independent sample t test. Intermediate steps for the analyses were to be conducted in MS Excel. We drew the rejection region and found the critical t statistic. We assumed that the variances were equal and used the pooled variance in the denominator. We are scheduled to meet again tomorrow to work on another part of an assignment."
"This session we worked on ANOVA, regression, t-tests, and significance levels. The student's attitude was positive, helped by her greater comprehension of the subject matter. Her last homework grade was a 100. Overall, she seems to be getting the material and is no longer overwhelmed by the subject matter."
"This week's session was all about probability. The student had a fairly lengthy homework assignment that we worked through together. This homework was asking the students to combine all of the rules of probability that they had learned and apply them to complex problems. He was struggling with this quite a bit, so I am glad that we are having another session before his test where we can go over the review sheet together. I am encouraging him to read the problems carefully and think out what the problem is asking so they do not seem as difficult. I am going to try to stress this with him during our next session as well. When he thought about what to do, he did just fine."
"Today I worked with the student on her statistics assignment dealing with probabilities. This is the first assignment for this unit, so we went over P(A or B) and P(A and B), and discussed when events are mutually exclusive."
"Today the student and I started covering the chapter on hypothesis testing. We went over the steps involved in the process and the intuition behind the results. He needed help grasping the concepts at first, and he improved throughout the session. He did not have a hard time with the algebra, but did find it difficult to interpret the results. This is something that he will improve on with more practice. We will continue to work on that."
"Today the student and I worked on Spearman's rank correlation coefficient, and some review for his upcoming trigonometry class. The statistics work was mostly tedious plugging and chugging, and he was perfectly capable. The review for trig also went smoothly. I helped him remember rules about triangles, and he handled them deftly."