Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session, we covered the sampling distribution of a sample proportion and a z-test on a sample proportion. We were just beginning these calculations. We will continue in the session tomorrow night."
"The student and I went over population proportion confidence intervals and estimations of sample sizes today. We worked through a PowerPoint that her professor provided, and I provided extra details and subtleties where they were needed. We were able to get through the whole PowerPoint and a few practice problems. She did well with all of the practice, even when the question was worded slightly differently than the ones we had practiced with. Next session, we will discuss hypothesis testing and go over her past materials to prepare her for her final exam."
"The student completed her second tutoring session aimed at improving her understanding of statistics. During the session, I addressed her questions regarding the material she is currently covering in her statistics course. We discussed the difference between correlational studies, experiments, and quasi-experiments as well as how to distinguish between dependent and independent variables. We also reviewed parametric versus nonparametric statistics, normal distribution, skew, kurtosis, continuous versus discrete data, and z-scores. Next, she was asked to apply her knowledge by solving a number of relevant problems on her homework assignment. She was initially asked to solve each problem independently. If she solved an item incorrectly, I pointed out her errors and asked her questions aimed at guiding her toward the correct solution."
"Today, we prepared for the student's math and history tests. She was able to complete the practice problems I gave her. We then began studying for her history test. I told her that she should create a timeline to help her study for this test."
"Today's session with the student went well! We went over his homework, which consisted of adding and subtracting fractions with like and unlike denominators and multiplying positive and negative integers on a multiplication chart. He still had trouble with finding a common denominator when the denominators are not alike. We worked on how to find common denominators. He did very well with integers. We also worked with multiplication flashcards. For homework, he will continue to study his multiplication facts."
"We began our session with some reading comprehension exercises. The student began reading a book about Jane Goodall, and she read a couple of pages to me. Then, I asked her a few questions on the content. We also did an oral exercise where I read out loud to her and asked her questions to see what she remembered. I assigned another reading comprehension passage for homework. For math, I gave her a 5-minute drill with 100 simple addition problems - she completed it in 3:42, which was great. I gave her mother a similar drill to do with her for homework, and she will time her. We went over the workbook problems from last week and a new brain teaser. I assigned 3 workbook pages for homework, plus another brain teaser. The last item was a worksheet on fractions - which I will be covering over the next few sessions."