Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has an exam on macroeconomics tomorrow morning. He sent me a study guide covering several topics including GDP, standard of living, economic growth, savings and investment, and aggregate supply/demand. We discussed each bullet point on the guide. He has a very good understanding of GDP and standard of living. We spent more time on the economic growth and aggregate supply/demand sections. As a follow up to our discussion, and before the test tomorrow, he will review the formulas again and clarify a few items with a classmate that were specific to class notes. These items included public vs private savings, a functional form for the growth model and the horizontal short-run supply curve. He has the final cumulative exam as the last requirement for his grade. He will let me know when we need to review the concepts for the exam."
"This session primarily focused on preparing for an in-class essay the student had to write in his Economics class, focusing on the history of the euro. We discussed both the political and economic implications of changes in monetary policy and the implementation of the euro, as well as a number of other related issues. The session went well. I felt I was able to help the student think and reason through the essay topic satisfactorily."
"We covered 9 homework questions from Chapters 14 and 15 in the student's Macroeconomics class. We discussed nominal interest rates, aggregate supply/demand, inflation, Federal Reserve, Central Bank, GDP, consumption and investment. He was struggling with 2 previous tests and understanding what a supply shock/surplus was to the economy. He responded favorably to the real-life examples I used to explain aggregate supply/demand. I encouraged him to draw out his questions in graph format so he can come up with answers better. I asked him to give me an update on the grade of his homework and let me know when his next test is. The student was pleased with the information I gave him and stated he wanted to use me again."