Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this lesson, the student and I went over Chapter 9, comparing two groups using hypothesis testing and minitab. In addition to the lesson, we completed the lab assignment and have arranged to prepare for the quiz on this section."
"In this session, we covered binomial distributions, checking for Normality, sampling distributions, and confidence intervals. We used an online simulator to compare our calculated/predicted values to "actual" ones. First, the student struggled with what the sampling distribution means and what information we can draw from that but by using a couple examples, she was able to read the graphs and tell what the theoretical means and standard deviations would be given a certain sample size. We used simulations to illustrate the effect of larger samples on these different values, specifically that the predicted mean approaches true mean and that the error becomes smaller. She was able to make significant progress on her project, and with her new skills and understanding she can finish it easily!"
"In today's session with the student, we were going over her homework topic number 3. This lesson dealt with probability distributions mainly. We worked on describing valid distributions and finding area under the curve."
"In tonight's session, the student and I went through one of his homework assignments for his online statistics course. He seems to be having a few problems understanding the concepts assigned by his teacher, as well as the grading scale being used. We will focus on addressing these areas in future sessions. The student hopes to have more sessions and I think that in just a short hour and a half we were able to discover some fundamental misunderstandings and formulas that he needs in order to succeed."
"It was a pleasure meeting the student. Over the session, we went over basic information in regards to statistics. Starting with what statistics means and working our way to variance, standard deviation, z-score, difference between combination and permutation, different types of graphs. It seemed as if he struggled overall with the general concept with statistics and needs to engage more in the course. He had a very open attitude towards the material and as long as the material was presented to him, he seemed to be engaged and understand the material. Tips as how what to write on the cheat sheet was given and formulas were provided. My suggestion to the student would be to stay on top of the homework and the course as it progresses and learn topics as they are introduced."
"Likely our final session. We mostly reviewed for the final exam. The biggest knowledge gaps dealt with confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Downloading and taking note of the functions of the various excel utility spreadsheets (e.g. the one that calculates hypothesis tests of two populations) will be very useful."