Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We talked about monopolies and oligopolies. She had a little trouble at first with calculating marginal revenue and graphing things but now seems to understand it. We talked through Nash equilibrium in relation to the prisoner's dilemma."
"We reviewed some remaining questions that the student thought of while reviewing his study materials. We broadly reviewed all of the topics and charts that he would need to use."
"In this session, the student and I reviewed an old exam from earlier in the semester to help prepare for the upcoming final test. This exam covered bond yields, interest rates, and the money supply. He has little trouble with understanding the concepts that underlie these three areas, but has experienced some issues when faced with quantitative questions that apply such knowledge. The student was enthusiastic and genuinely interested in improving his grasp of the subject matter, so I believe that the meeting was productive. To improve his math application skills, I reiterated the strategy of drawing simple graphs any time a formula is required for a question. I believe that rote memorization of formulas is sometimes necessary for a class that requires them, but any time the formula itself can be tied into the underlying concept, it is much easier to remember. For extra practice, I recommended solving the quantitative questions on this old exam again without my assistance. I will not be able to accurately assess progress until we have worked through more practice questions together. Thanks."