Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed math and science and did some work on the writing section. We focused on getting down a basic essay structure, taking a clear stand on the prompt, and reviewing the essay at the end for coherence and spelling. Next session 9/6."
"The student and I covered both PreCal and Physics tonight. We went over how to use the properties of logs to solve complex exponential functions as well as modeling real-world examples using logs. In Physics, we went over concepts of sound and vibration for her quiz tomorrow."
"Today we worked on additional research supporting the interview paper. In addition, we worked on formatting internal citation for APA, including interviews and newspaper articles. Also we edited the paper."
"This was my first meeting with the parent and her daughter. We reviewed what the student had been learning in her Sophomore year Geometry class. Curiously, the chapter she had just completed had little to do with geometry, and much more to do with basic logic. It almost seemed to be the subject matter of a philosophy class rather than a math class, but not difficult. I'm still assessing the student's strengths and weaknesses, but am confident I can help her do better. "
"Last night we went through geometric distribution and binomial distribution. We talked about the distribution functions and cumulative distribution functions for both distributions. We also went over how to use calculator to calculate probability. The student was very quick at grasping the concepts and were able to use the distribution functions to solve those problems."
"The student and I completed a review of the remaining Lecture 6 practice problems which included coverage of a "merged firm" scenario, the calculation of an asset beta, equity beta, cost of capital and required return on equity. The remaining problems focused on the calculation of an overall expected return (using the CAPM formula) and comparisons with project returns, and the calculation of equity betas and required/expected stock costs (returns) given different debt ratios and D/Es. We also started working through the Lecture 7 practice problems - the first also included coverage of the calculation of an asset beta and its conversion to an equity/levered beta, and the second focused on the calculation of firm value, equity value, and then the cost of equity (as solving for the "unknown")."