Ease your statistics frustrations and pass your class!
Do you need help studying for an upcoming test?
Are you frustrated with questions that seem completely incomprehensible?
If you are struggling with statistics, I completely understand!
I taught statistics from high school to university level for over a decade, and I have helped hundreds of students to pass their classes. Statistics doesn’t have to come with a boatload of frustration and anxiety.
You can pass statistics with a little help. Often times, the problem isn’t you— it’s the way you are being taught. Sometimes the professor assumes you know more than you actually do, or they think you’ve taken a previous course in statistics. Other times they stick to their “go to” teaching method, which may not be right for you. Sometimes, all you need is someone to show you a different way to look at the problem, explain some of the confusing terminology, or point you to the right formula or procedure.
If you want to break through the anxiety and frustration, one-on-one tutoring is right for you. A personal tutor can help you raise your grades, perform well on your next test, and pass your class. And it doesn’t have to be expensive!
What Kind of Statistics Tutor Do You Need?
When I first started this site in 2009, I was able to answer every comment and help with every statistics question posted by visitors. However, now that I get over 2 million visitors per month, I’m just not able to answer individual questions. I’ve researched the best statistics tutors out there, and I’ve finally found one company I am 100% confident in recommending: Chegg.com.
Chegg.com gives you:
- A free half hour with a statistics tutor! That’s enough time to get answers to a couple of tricky homework questions.
- A state of the art interactive white board for working out statistics problems, plus video chat.
- A choice for your statistics tutor, so you can find someone who works well for you.
- Flexible scheduling with tutors available at a wide range of times: ideal for those last minute homework questions!
Here’s what I really like about Chegg.
Let’s say it’s Sunday at 10 p.m. and you’re stuck on a last minute question that’s due at midnight. All you have to do is log on to your Chegg account, pick an available tutor, and get your question answered immediately. You get to choose the tutor who looks right for you, based on other student’s reviews. You can easily see which tutors have given students the best experiences. Best of all, they have so many tutors available that there’s always a selection of tutors to choose from.
Each tutor comes with an individual bio and rating, so you can instantly see which tutor is best for you. And if a tutor isn’t meeting your needs, you can change tutors without any problem at all. When you do find a tutor who works for you, you can schedule appointments ahead of time. So if there’s a test coming up, you can make sure you get in with your favorite tutor the night before! Once you find a tutor you really like, I recommend scheduling a series of weekly sessions: just one hour per week with a tutor can make all the difference between failing a class and whizzing through your tests with no problem. Plus, once you get to know your tutor, it makes it much easier to ask questions— you’ll feel less embarrassed about asking those “easy” questions you’re too afraid to approach your professor about.
The Personal Touch
Chegg really makes it feel like you’re sitting next to a tutor in real life. Their system makes it easy to upload homework and chat one-on-one with your tutor via video chat. An interactive whiteboard means that you can actually see problems worked out on your screen. You can also write on the same whiteboard, which makes it a truly interactive experience!
Online tutoring gives you the freedom to ask for instant help without having to drive to a tutor. No more last minute homework frustrations, spending hours over a single problem!
The best part of all is Chegg’s reasonable pricing structure. Their average cost is about $30 per hour, which is much more reasonable than other tutoring services, which often cost $50 per hour or more.
And… you get a FREE thirty minutes to start off with! So, you can try it out before you commit to a subscription!
Here’s How It Works
I did a quick search for tutors to help with AP Statistics formulas. It’s early on a Saturday morning (8 a.m. EST), but even at this early hour on a weekend, I still got matched with three tutors:
The orange “thumbs up” shows how many positive review each tutor has received. Clicking on the “full profile” link leads you to a page where you can read more about a tutor, including reading reviews.
From there, you can message the tutor with your question, upload your homework, or write on the whiteboard. Your tutor will respond by the whiteboard or on video chat, so it’s just like you’re sitting there next to them!
Sign up for a free half hour!
Your first 30 minutes with Chegg is absolutely free, so why not try it out? At the very least, you’ll have a couple of your sticky homework questions answered for free. And if you sign up, you’ll have personal tutors available in minutes to help with future problems.------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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