Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked together again today on unit 2 of his economic statistics course. We started with installing the Single Anova analysis tool in Excel on his computer. We spent most of the time working through 2 test problems. The first problem included the development of different kinds of forecasts (e.g. moving average and exponential smoothing), and the calculation of forecast errors (e.g. MAD and MAPE). The second problem involved the development of line graphs, quarterly and annual sales summaries, and forecasting using trend and seasonal factors. We briefly covered a couple of additional review problems, and I suggested he complete problem 9 on the Bayes Theorem because it is very likely to be on the test. We have another session scheduled for next week to begin covering the material in unit 3 of the course."
"The student had a budget worksheet with an assigned "persona" with a career and family. The task was to make a monthly budget taking into account monthly expenses like rent, insurance, transportation, etc. He then found two job listings for his assigned job as a retail clerk and had some questions to answer, and finally a reflection page on what his life would be like in that occupation."
"We discussed the nature of currency and how it affects the flow of goods and services in an economic system. We touched on the history of money and banking as well as the role the Federal Reserve plays in the economy."
"The student has a test tomorrow. We worked through his problem set. We got all the way to question number 9, and reviewed some very important topics, including present value and marginal rate of substitution. He is going to check with friends for questions we missed and any course-specific issues. We will hopefully be meeting again next Wednesday."
"The student is working through a lengthy homework assignment that covered descriptive statistics and exploratory data analysis. The material covered histograms, stem-and-leaf plots, and boxplots. The problems required creation and interpretation of the plots, as well as choosing the best measure of central tendency for symmetric and skewed distributions."
"For today's tutoring session, we reviewed over the Multi-regression model. At first, the lesson a little bit confusing, but I think as we reviewed and did the homework problems, the concept made a lot more sense for the student . As always, she was respectful and engaged. We scheduled our next tutoring session for next Tuesday at 1pm."