Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on his online homework #8 over binomial distributions along with revising a data analysis write up he did. He seemed to feel more comfortable with binomial distributions."
"On Tuesday, we go over the practice problems. On Wednesday, we spend a long time to figure out a best way to create the formula sheet, so that she could follow the concepts but not putting examples on the sheet. I believe a fine organized formula sheet can help her with the test because what she needs for the descriptive statistics problems like sample mean/SD, skewness, expected value, etc.., is more careful. I built the formula sheet based on the sequence of steps for solving a type of question."
"We reviewed the student's resume and essay. His essay was already well laid out and had the main content. I provided him with some tips and rewrote some of his sections to place emphasis on his important accomplishments. His essay was also well written. I suggested adding some lines showing a little more emotion so the reader can relate to his description of how felt. Overall, the student is doing very well. We decided to reconnect again in week or two after he has had time to complete his mid-terms."
"For this lesson, the student and I worked through marketing and organizational behavior. We went through the chapters and discussed how to make a study guide and take notes to prepare for the upcoming exam."
"The student and I worked on his final exam essay question on the role of incentives and strong governments in the economic well being of a country. We read over the question and article together and he composed a thorough and well supported answer. We talked briefly about his exam today and he sounds confident and prepared. He mentioned that he was very happy with his first experience with a one-on-one tutor."
"Tonight we discussed the statistics homework assigned for the weekend. The primary topic was distribution of a sample. We spent some reviewing what skewed meant, and why it would initially be contrary to intuition to say it was skewed a certain way. We started a note sheet of standard and frequent commands he will be using in the software. I left him with more data sets on which to do similar statistical analysis, and some academic videos to clarify other aspects."
"We covered promotional strategy for the clinic, promoting it to doctors, as well as patients. I feel like we had a win when we discussed the lack of transparency in finances in the hospital, i.e. doctors don't know how much their patients have to pay for the services."
"We discussed her Green Light Reshuffle/Osram Lighting Company case study in detail. I reviewed the highlights of the case with her, and we went over the case study assignment questions together, and she took notes on our discussions on the company's distribution strategy (whether to put more marketing spend into expanding the CFL product line nationally in the mass-merchandising channel). I suggested that she review the case and its numerical exhibits further in detail before coming to a decision on how to advise the company on its decision (whether to pursue the M-M strategy or consolidate into the DIY channel)."
"We reviewed the material for a group project that is due shortly (analysis about why gas stations decided to be near convenience stores instead of auto repair stores) by talking about impulsivity and customer loyalty. He agreed to read and take notes on chapters 18 and 19 by next week."
"We reviewed sections on the market models for Pure Competition and Monopolies. We concentrated most of our focus on analyzing the interaction between different variables in the short run and long run and how they react to change. For the second half of the session, we looked ahead to touch on Monopolistic Competition and Oligopolies, wrapping up with some more practice problems for Monopolies. Overall I think the student had a very thorough understanding of the material and wanted to reassure himself of his understanding. It will be of great benefit to him though to handle lots of practice questions and material after he covers all four market models in class."
"The student and I continued to work on his investments class; and reviewed the material from last week that covered: net asset value, purchase price, return on investment, and annuities."