Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered opportunity cost, comparative and absolute advantage, and how to graph that with a production possibilities curve. We did two comprehensive problems on these topics together - one from her class materials and one from my old textbook. She needs to do as many practice problems that require graphing/charting as possible before the exam on Tuesday."
"We went over a practice midterm the student's professor had provided in preparation for her upcoming midterm. There were 20 multiple choice questions and 4 short answer questions. Topics included elasticities, indifference curves and budget constraints, total/average fixed costs and variable costs, and short run shutdown conditions. She has a fairly good grasp on the material but was challenged with certain concepts such as calculating change in percentage, so we gave it extra review time. With some more reviewing and memorizing key formulas, she should do fine on the midterm."
"We spent this session covering a homework assignment for labor economics. Overall, the student understood most of the concepts intuitively. I enjoyed this session because he was enthusiastic and focused throughout the meeting. A big strategy that I made an effort to communicate dealt with tackling economics problems in a step-by-step manner. It is always easiest to record all initial conditions before progressing to any changes in a given scenario, and I think that he really benefited from this approach. For extra practice, I recommended completing the rest of the assignment solo. This was only our first session, but I will be able to quantify progress after the coming exam."