Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session, we covered two mathematical problems. The student is in a statistics course designed for engineers. The concepts are presented in a very formal manner. Thus, we focused on breaking down the problems into simpler parts. We used the z distribution to find the z that results in a particular percentile. We simulated the roll of a fair 6-sided die using the uniform distribution on the interval [0,1] as well as a transformed variable. The student is a pleasure to work with and he asks great questions."
"The student and I went through his binomial distributions homework. He mostly struggled with remembering to do all the steps in the homework (provide units with the answers, determine if the estimates are usual or unusual). He was positive towards the material in that he mostly understood it, but his motivation seemed low. We didn't really go over any strategies, and we didn't do any extra practice during this session. We are still waiting to see how he did on his exam, so we can determine if there are any areas we need to work on. I don't have any concerns. I think he is a very hard worker."
"The student and I worked through the shell of an Excel file that is needed for a Statistics class project. We worked through the requirements together and all went smoothly. The student still need to add verbal write-up and explanations, but the part we worked on was 100% success."
"The student completed a quiz and a project that she had due in her stats course. We reviewed how to solve certain question types, and how to analyze types of data. Overall, the session was great and we covered a lot of material."
"The student completed her first tutoring session aimed at improving her understanding of statistics. I initiated the session by gathering additional information regarding the challenges she has been facing in her bio-statistics course. Next, the student and I transitioned to working on her statistics homework. Specifically, the assignment required her to run two statistical analyses testing for moderation and mediation, respectively. Both the student and I had previously completed the analyses in preparation for the session. As a result, we reviewed the output together and discussed responses to the assigned questions. I also showed her how to plot the predicted y against x and moderation in SPSS. Finally, we discussed ideas for her upcoming biostatistics research project."
"The student did well with understanding what methods to use after going through the problems. The main challenge to her seemed to be which method to use in what circumstances. We went over concepts such as the multiplication rule, binomial distribution, and conditional probability."