Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we worked on vocabulary as well as algebra. We talked about basic concepts in algebra, most of which the student has gone over in school. We did a practice set and despite being tired she did really well. The problems she had lay in small mistakes in reading the questions and order of operations."
"The Student and I reviewed the test he took last week. We went through all of the questions and for the matching/dialog and writing sections, I guided him through them so that he wasn't just guessing. We will be studying the test again today so he can retake it. I asked him over the material on the test again before he takes the test on Friday."
"The student and I prepared for his test, which will be on Wednesday. We went over his long division and multiplication skills, which are improving. He is very comfortable with multiplication, and good with long division, but his skills could be improved with practice. We did some measurement and drawing of angles so he could practice with a protractor."
"Today the student and I worked on the English and reading sections of the ACT. The reading section is where she needs most improvement. We are thinking about having her skip around the passages to help with time management. We also talked about what it will take for her to score a 31 on the ACT. We are shooting for higher, but that is our goal."
"We worked on the 4th chapter and 7th chapter of a Chinese Fairytale book. Her Chinese reading is really good. She learned fast after I explained the meaning of some of the text. We will work on speaking more when we have time."
"We reviewed for the upcoming test by going over the review sheet. The topics included the monetary system and policy, and fiscal vs monetary policy. We made several flash cards with definitions, drawings, and figures to remember the material."
"Today we covered each of the four sections of Chapter 1 from the book. We read through each chapter and did the end of section questions. At the end we completed the homework on chapter 1. Basic concepts we covered included intro to economics, scarcity, opportunity costs, trade-offs, specialization, entrepreneurship, etc. The student sometimes did not read all of the answer choices before making his best choice. He knows the answers, but just needs to be careful to make sure to read every answer choice first before making a decision. Had a great positive attitude and was enthusiastic about learning the material. No concerns from today's lesson."
"This was my first session with the student. She has economics/finance, and I was helping her prepare for a test. I went over the concepts and what pricing changes mean in business. She appreciated this. She is good in math, so if she understands concepts and formulas she should be fine. We will specifically go over the practice test of 40 questions that will be on her upcoming test."
"We reviewed short and long term costs and market strategies. We also went over monopolistic competition, monopolies, oligopolies, and perfect completion. He struggled some with short and long term exit strategies, such as shutting down in the short term versus exiting long term. I believe I clarified his confusion. He has a test next Tuesday and we will meet to review his mid term study guide. I asked him to go ahead and start on it this weekend and come to me with questions on Monday."
"The student was studying for a test, so we went over the material for that. We covered the different types of market structures in depth- monopoly, perfect competition, monopolistic competition, and both types of oligopolies. We also talked about implicit and explicit collusion and looked at real world examples of the two."
"Today we covered how to formulate a problem into a linear program model and use this model to solve a transportation model. Discussed how to identify dependent variables, and constraints and how to use this information to minimize shipping and choosing which of two new options would be the most profitable for a company. We worked through 2 practice problem given during lecture. Once she understood the concepts she was able to apply them well. By the end of the session, the student solved one of her exam problems correctly after our discussion and practice problems."
"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. The student 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."