Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session, we covered two independent sample t test and one-way ANOVA. We primarily focused on the interpretation of SPSS output and the meaning of various statistics. Some hand calculations involved the effect sizes."
"The student and I went over some material on her review sheet again. This is the same review sheet we worked on last week, but we focused on ones we were unable to get to last time and the ones she had questions about. We ended up mainly reviewing older terminology that was covered prior to when I came on as the student's tutor, and is the material that was covered longest ago. She is feeling good going into her test tomorrow and if she does as well as she did on her most recent test, she will have a solid B in the class!"
"The student completed her seventh tutoring session aimed at improving her understanding of statistics. During the session, we worked on her Biostatistics II research project. Specifically, she had been tasked with formulating a research question, locating a data set with the appropriate variables, analyzing the data, interpreting the results, and utilizing the findings to write a research paper. She indicated that she had identified her research question, found a relevant data set, and devised an analytic strategy prior to the session. She further reported that when she had attempted to conduct a logistic regression, she realized that her outcome variable was not categorical. As a result, I helped her transform the data by computing her continuous outcome variable into a categorical variable, allowing her to run the desired analysis."
"Today, we reviewed the student's math homework and went through the word problems. She does a great job on the standard problems. We reviewed her essay, and she has great facts. It was well written. I was teaching her the structure of writing, and I had her add a thesis statement and organize her paragraphs with topic sentences."
"Today's session with the student went well! There was no school, so he did not have any math homework. Since he is working on equations in school, we worked on one- and two-step equations. We worked on solving for a variable. He had struggled in the beginning, but caught on fast to the steps to solve the equations. He was able to solve some problems without going through the steps, but I encourage him to learn the steps to so he could solve two-step equations. He did well on the one-step, but struggle just a little on the two-step equations. The most difficult part was the multiplication and division part of solving equations. We finished with multiplication cards, which he will continue to study for homework."
"We briefly revisited the sections we went over towards the end of our last session, and I assigned the remaining problem as homework. We then continued through the next sections regarding the difference of squares and cubing binomials. I also assigned the student another section to read and work through on her own."