Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student had a worksheet of confidence interval practice problems. Two problems were with a known population standard deviation, two problems were without, and two problems were finding a required sample size. He has improved a lot in this area, and is almost ready for his final. Next session we're going to cover goodness-of-fit for categorical data."
"During this session we revisited calculating regression equations. We used new formulas provided by the instructor and calculated slop and intercept for a set of data. Then we moved on and covered conditional probabilities. The student seems to find probability theory fairly easy to grasp and we worked on paying strict attention to the instructions."
"The student was very easy to teach. Her course materials included complex descriptions and equations. With a little conversation, I was able to decipher these cryptic learning tools for her and she was able to apply complex concepts. Specifically, we focused on probability, beginning with basic probability rules and outcome trees and ending with conditional probability problems using Bayes' Theorem. The student seemed much more confident in her abilities after the session and we were able to successfully work through each of her homework problems."
"The client is taking an introductory statistics course as a prerequisite for a social work program. He wanted to go over basic concepts such as properties of the normal distribution, z-tests and t-tests, the critical value method vs. the p-value method, how to calculate z-scores and report proportions, percentiles and percentages, and how to set up hypothesis testing and make conclusions. He provided PowerPoint slides and question examples from his course. We discussed all of these topics and scheduled another session for tomorrow so he can be well-prepared for his first exam."
"We did a lot of review from first semester material. Most of it went fine, with a few areas for improvement. We then covered several examples of confidence intervals before returning to a review of normal distributions. We will meet again on Thursday night."
"The student has been preparing for a state statistics exam. We have been covering a lot of review material to keep everything fresh before the test. This week we covered some terminology and 5 number summaries. We also covered z-statistics and z-scores in great detail. Specifically, how to use them to find percentages given a specific sample. We also touched upon t-statistics and when to use them. He seems to be getting more comfortable with the material. Consistently reviewing problem sets will leave him well prepared for the exam."