Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I finished reviewing the topics covered on his first exam, held later in the day: quantity demanded vs. demand, demand schedule vs. demand curve, law of demand, change in qty demanded vs. change in demand (with corresponding graph shifting), main influences on demand (Prices of related goods - Substitutes and Complements, Income, Expectations, Number of buyers, Preferences), quantity supplied, law of supply, complement/ substitute in production, and market equilibrium (verbal and graphical representations), Production possibilities frontier (inside = attainable, outside = unattainable), concave curves indicate decreasing opportunity cost, zero opportunity (any point under the curve) = a gain in goods for no cost/ sacrifice, opportunity cost (OC) is measured as the slope of a line/ curve, a constant OC is a straight line w/ constant slope, slope magnitude signifies extent of OC, factors of economic growth (i.e., more land, labor, capital or improved technology), and Specialization & Trade (i.e. Comparative vs. Absolute advantage; trade arises from comparative), market equilibrium, sticky price, price ceiling and floor, etc."
"We reviewed chapter 11, which was on Income and Expenditure including the Income Consumption function and unplanned inventory analysis."
"The student got her exam back yesterday, and we went over each problem. I think she understands the principles well. We talked about a few test-taking strategies, and I think she'll do better next time."
"The student and I went over oligopoly in its various forms. We went over several test questions he was struggling with."
"As the student has an exam in Macroeconomics this coming Tuesday, we worked off of his professor's study guide. He was able to relate well to examples, which in turn helped him grasp the main concepts on his exam more concretely. For the materials he still is not extremely strong in, I recommend he go to his professor's office hours. Knowing exactly how the professor might want a question to be answered on a test is crucial for scoring well. Additionally, it is a good way to hear helpful responses to questions that other students there might have. Better yet, the teacher might provide some helpful hints about exactly what will be on the upcoming test. These are advantages to seeing the professor in person, rather than emailing him questions (also, in person, he can respond immediately). The student should also write down his questions and his professor's answers when he goes to the office hours."
"I continued worked with the student's exam on International Economics and Macroeconomics. We will meet again on Monday for 3 hours to finish up her exams' problems."
"We reviewed study questions for the final. We covered different topics to provide a better understanding of material in preparing for the exam tomorrow."
"Prep work and discussion over the last round of assignments and homework for the class, plus discussion and preparation for the final exam."
"Went over basics of demand and supply curves. Discussed the difference between determinants of demand and supply vs movement along the curve. Student was very attentive."
"Today we worked through getting the student comfortable with her school's online platform. She hasn't had any graded assignments yet but expects to have her first one this week."
"We have covered basic PPFs and opportunity costs. The student appears to struggle with algebra, however, seems to be optimistic and naturally bright. I left the student a set of notes from our session to review algebra concepts and algebra problems to complete for our next session."
"Introduction and covered some of the basic economic concepts his class has covered so far. He is a smart kid and I know he will do well in this class."