Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session was spent entirely on reviewing z-scores and solving z-score problems from the student's textbook. By the end he had gotten his time down to about ten minutes or so, and he has improved a great deal!"
"Today we discussed homework questions dealing with binomial distribution, variability, proportion, mean, and identifying various distributions using histograms. She showed a good understanding of how to complete the questions once she identified the correct method. Some of the concepts are more complicated to understand. She is also working on memorizing the various statistical rules. The student is very patient and easy to communicate and convey ideas to."
"We reviewed tree diagrams and Venn diagrams. We talked about how the diagrams facilitate the math. By the end she seemed to understand well the applications of both diagrams. We also talked about independent and dependent events, specifically when the multiply versus add. We did not have time to finish everything so she is going to email me the completed study sheet to see if she had any further issue."
"Student needed help with statistical tests using software required for her research course. I helped explain the mathematics of the test, and together we figured out how to complete the assignment and interpret the results."
"The student and I looked over the first 4 chapters of his book to prepare for his midterm. He was very comfortable with the theory but sometimes got mixed up on when to use what technique. He is going to look at the next 2 sections and practice those before our next review."
"The student and I reviewed for her upcoming exam tomorrow. We went over Mean, Median and Mode. We figured ways of working with them. We covered Grouped statistics and frequency distributions, we also worked on sum of squares and deviations. We worked on weighted averages and how to calculate them. We also worked on decoding summation symbols."
"Today, we got through a little over half of the variable and distributions portion of his course. Specifically, we focused on the binomial distribution and completed this portion (we have the normal distribution left). As usual, the student's attitude was positive."
"The student and I worked on a quiz and prepared for her final presentation. We selected an article for her presentation, discussed it, and went over types of statistical tests. Before next week, she will review the types of statistical tests and begin to compile materials for her presentation."
"The student and I spent 90 minutes covering confidence intervals. We first talked about what they mean, then looked at how to compute them by hand. Finally, she used her calculator functions to do the confidence intervals. She was very shaky at the beginning, seeming not to really understand even some of the most basic concepts, such as a standard deviation or the difference between a population and a sample. So, we discussed those things to give context to what confidence intervals are used for. By the end of our time, she was getting the confidence intervals perfectly, scoring 6 for 6 on a chapter quiz. She and I both felt very good about our session."
"In this session we covered a variety of topics related to regression and correlation. We started with the standard regression formula for predicting the response variable. Then we spent the rest of the time on how to calculate the equation and interpret the r and r(2.) By the end of the session the student seemed to have a much firmer grasp on these topics."
"We went through her midterm exam and answered them together. I explained the concepts of the questions that she was not sure. Then, we went through one of her quizzes and answered that as well. She is doing good."
"We went over questions from Chapter 14, which covers confidence intervals, P-values, null vs. alternative hypothesis, and critical values. The only concerns I have would be the terminology, especially considering the null and alternative hypothesis."