Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student wanted help with a mid-term for introductory statistics. Today, we covered chi-square analysis using a T1-83 calculator and how to report results. We also covered how to choose between z-test, t-test, F-test, r and chi-square. We covered how to interpret correlation coefficients - strength of relationship and direction of relationship - and reporting results."
"Today was my first session with the student, and I was able to answer the questions she had on her last two tests that she had already taken and also help her out with when and how to use her calculator. We were able to get through all of the questions she had trouble with, and we will meet again tomorrow to go over any last minute questions before her final exam on Friday."
"Today we did a third practice test and things went well! In addition to talking about math we talked about text anxiety and how to get back on track when anxiety starts to distract. I taught the student to take a DEEP breath and maybe skip the question and come back."
"Today we looked at point estimate, confidence interval, and other related topics to estimating parameter values. Once we looked at how to interpret the z chart forward AND backward, some aspects of today's homework became more clear to the student. I guided her through some of the examples worked out on the homework to clarify some of the finer procedures on different types of problems. When it comes to studying for upcoming tests, she will likely need to repeat problems of these types several times over to increase her confidence level and reduce the likelihood of making errors."
"Today we reviewed for the next test which will range from statistics, probability, and compounded interest. The student struggled with the multiplication counting principle, but towards the end the concept starting to sink in. I encouraged her to do any amount of work at home in preparation for her test this Wednesday."
"Today we reviewed test material for tomorrow's exam. We discussed R notation for "defining the distribution" in order to identify probabilities and critical values. We discussed different distributions; e.g. how "count variables" that measure the amount of times an event occurs have a Poisson distribution with interval numbers. We discussed using discrete probability tables to calculate odds; e.g. probabilities for cost of man's and woman's dinner."