Today I Got A 94

Today I was informed that the preliminary result was in for my programming portfolio, worth 80% of the final grade for the programming module of my Data Science Apprenticeship. Going into the system to check the result and feedback had my anxiety way up, I was sure I’d done at least as well as the other Read More

I Only Wish I Had More Time To Study!

I’m enjoying studying again and I am even enjoying studying maths. I wrote the other day about how I used to be good at maths, but had fallen behind and given up in my school days, then labelled myself as ‘bad at maths’ thereon. But being ‘bad at maths’ for me mainly meant, “I can’t be Read More

Provisional Grades Are In: Passing So Far!

Provisional grades from my Data Science apprenticeship so far show that I am not only passing, but passing with a high mark on some of my submissions! The most recent of these, a portfolio combining learning, professional writing, reflection and programming, is something I am especially proud of. I can’t help but look back to the Read More

Can I Get Enough Of Studying?

Last week was my latest contact week with the university, where we spend 3 hour sessions with the tutors going through tasks they’ve set out and asking questions. The week before that I took off as study time to work on my programming portfolio. This week, I went tutor hunting and have booked myself tutoring sessions Read More

It’s Dangerous To Go (Into Maths) Alone! Take This (Tutor)

That’s a reference from the first Legend of Zelda video game, for you non-gamers out there. This morning I woke up early and finally took the step I’ve needed to take for a while; hiring a maths tutor. I’ve been scraping by in the Data Science degree, but there are some particular areas that I’m not Read More

Getting Up To Speed For Data Science: Attitude

At the end of last year I was losing faith in my ability to study Data Science. Even though I had had a good first contact week, the material was incredibly difficult for me to understand. Following that, I wanted to work hard on my maths, but really had to start at a much lower point Read More

I Underestimated Data Science

I didn’t realise I was going to have to learn Linear Algebra and Calculus for this degree. It was silly of me really to so far underestimate what I would need to learn. From what I had read online, python or r can do all the work for you, you just need to learn the language Read More