Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session, we covered using the standard normal distribution. In particular, we focused on area under the curve; for example, area to the left of a z, area to the right of a z, area in between two z values, and the area outside the interval of two z values. We also found the z that resulted in a particular area. We have another session scheduled for this Sunday."
"The student and I worked on parts of his review packet today. He skimmed through it and got clarifications on all of the types of problems he was unsure of. We discussed boxplots, z-scores, contingency tables, mean/median/mode, transformations of mean and standard deviation, variance, and probability scenarios. We were able to get a lot accomplished in an hour. He still has 2 days of class time before the final where they are focusing on nothing but the review, so he will have time to complete the rest of the packet and have another session with me if he needs it before the exam on Tuesday."
"The student completed his second tutoring session aimed at improving his understanding of statistics. During the session, I assisted him with his statistics homework pertaining to probability. First, we reviewed the appropriate strategies for solving probability problems that involve the word "or" (i.e., add) and the word "and" (i.e., multiply), as well as the rationale for doing so. Next, he was asked to apply his knowledge by solving relevant problems on his homework assignment. He was initially required to answer each item independently. If he provided an inaccurate or incomplete response, I pointed out his error(s) and asked him questions aimed at guiding him toward the correct solution."
"The student had difficulty grasping the concepts. She needed to be counseled on her abilities to complete the course. She has started to advocate for herself with the TAs and with the professor. When provided with practice problems and a step-by-step example, she was able to follow along and identify a mistake she made. She continues to have difficulties with understanding the conceptual components of ANOVAs and effects. After explanation, she was able to demonstrate increased understanding."
"The student has an exam this Thursday evening, so most of our time today was spent on reviewing the past two chapters. We covered hypothesis testing for the population mean with and without a known standard deviation. We also reviewed confidence intervals for proportions and means. He seems to understand the math but has to make sure to memorize the formulas and when to use each one."
"Today's session with the student went well. The student needed to prepare for a test and needed help with a study guide worksheet on multiplying and dividing integers and fractions. I reminded the student to use the different strategies that we discussed, such as repeated addition, grouping and/or to draw an array. After working on a few problems together, he began to work on his own. He felt very comfortable using repeated addition. We also discussed repeated subtraction with division. For homework, the student will continue to study his multiplication facts."