Statistics Class is one of those oddball math classes because it is one of the first university level math class that a student will take. See most students coming into statistics have gotten into the 1. Attendance 2. Speech 3. Syllabus 4. Done Stats does not necesserily act like that because stats is more labor intensive the first week. Most of the information though is only required on the first test but is necessary for the rest of the semester. For instance Statistics is the math where students COLLECT, ORGANIZE, ANALYZE AND SUMMARIZE large amounts of data. Hmm... If students studied that definition just for a second, they know what the rest of the semester is going to bring them, but we will continue that in a different posting. First important thing to notice is the title of my blog. PPSS This is probably the most important item you need for class because it is arranged to help with the first test. A... read more
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See if there is one thing that I cannot stand, is seeing a student rush into a Stats class and stating that this class is remarkably easy because my friend said so. Too many times has a student come up to me and asked is statistics easy, and I reply "it most certainly is... for myself, because I studied my content for two years before retaking the course.". If you know that you are going to start a statistics class anywhere at any time your going to need the following items. 1. TI-83 or 84 preferably Now why one of these calculators? Students, if you are going to take a stats class be aware that there is a lot of data or numerical values that can be used to find the measures of central tendency and measures of dispersion. These calculators excel for data entry and double checking your answers on the very first test. *If your teacher says you cannot use this calculator, then get its cheaper cousin. TI-30XII Hint there usually blue and do not get... read more
As a new tutor to Wyzant I see many positive possibilities to come from this tutoring resource opportunity. As an employed tutor of Mid-South Community College, I tutor students from a vast variety of backgrounds and makeups on a daily basis. With that being said, I am versatile, people person with a passion for helping students. I would not have joined Wyzant if I didn't love my job as a tutor already, I am just excited about the possibility of meeting new students to help reach their learning goals! As an assistant basketball coach at MSCC, I see that in the sport the most important event is not the event itself, it is the reaction of the player. In the classroom or tutoring setting, it is no different. My main goal as a tutor is to build student confidence, so when they encounter adversity (can't solve a problem, keep getting wrong answer, etc.) they react with a smooth and confident demeanor and avoid frustration and destructive self-criticism.
I love to read. Reading takes you on all sorts of adventures and teaches you about the world around you. I could spend hours curled up with a good book. But lately I have started to think about WHY I read. Simply put, I read because it expands my knowledge, horizons, and especially my vocabulary. Ben Johnson, a British philosopher (among other things), once said, "Language most shows a man. Speak, that I may see thee." This is a succinct summation of how I feel on the subject: the words you choose, the speech patterns you employ, say more about your education* and thirst for knowledge than anything else you do. Therefore, I read to enhance my vocabulary. My vocabulary expands my speech. And hopefully someday my language will reflect the kind of person I strive to be. *Education can, of course, mean both formal academics as well as knowledge garnered through observation and life experience.