Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session, we covered Section 11.4 which focused on how to decide what is the appropriate test for a given research study. This involved means or proportions that were independent or dependent. The student used his calculator for analyses. We have two sessions scheduled this week."
"The student and I discussed the normal distribution today. I showed her how to use the calculator to make the problems easier, and I worked through various homework problems with her. She should be able to complete some of the homework problems on her own now, and we will work on more in the next session tomorrow."
"The student and I reviewed a practice final exam. The topics on the review were Chi-squared goodness-of-fit tests, Chi-squared contingency tables, and multiple regression. Were used the TI-84 calculator for computations, and for finding p-values via the distribution function in the calculator. We also reviewed basic principles of confidence intervals, hypothesis testing inference, and interpretation."
"The student and I reviewed ANOVA problems (completing a source table) and study design problems (identifying IV/ DV, levels, etc.). She did an excellent job! I'm very confident in her skills currently, and think she will do wonderfully on her exam. I encouraged her to get in some studying before our next session to make it as productive as possible. This studying will help her to identify areas for improvement and to ask me good questions."
"The student and I reviewed calculating probabilities in binomial distributions, finding x given probability and standard deviation, confidence intervals, and finding sample size. She was able to complete the problems on her own, with little to no assistance. She reported feeling confident in her abilities for the final."
"Today was a really good session with this student! We decided to move onto the next topic, which is graphing as a precursor for statistics. Specifically, we worked on histograms, circle graphs, pie charts, frequency charts, and started in on stem-and-leaf plots. He did really well when it came to creating the graphs, and well when he was given the data, so next time we'll focus in more on the concepts to make sure he understands the why, as well as the how. We'll also move into box-and-whisker plots, and I will ramp up the difficulty a little more to make sure he feels challenged!"