Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session, the student continued work on her homework. She is behind, with very little time remaining to complete the course. This session was part of our extensive plan to help her get back on track. The focus of this session was consumer price index, real prices, inflation, and interest rates."
"Market curves for supply and demand, equilibrium pricing and surplus and shortage as found in an introductory economics course. The student's main struggle was with interpretation of question to determine direction of problem. The student's attitude was very positive and willing to approach material. Strategies discussed were problem framing within a rational mindset (learning to see a problem as a part of a larger issue). No scores/grades were present as course is just beginning, extra practice was provided in the form of additional problems to consider (reinforcing learning strategy)."
"The session covered Production Possibility Frontiers, opportunity cost, comparative advantage, and finished with trade (in)equilibrium. Client seemed to enjoy microeconomics. Overall, the client understands the theory but struggles in visualizing their mathematical implications. I provided some tools and tricks to facilitate this but much more practice is needed before the midterm."
"The session time was later than anticipated, so he had already completed the assignment by the time we met, which cut the time necessary for session down to an hour. We worked on a particular part of a problem and the algebra embedded within. He seems to have a good grasp of the topic."
"The session was spent helping the student complete and understand a homework set from one of his classes. Much of the material covered was common pre-calculus topics (logarithms, limits, factoring, interest rate problems). We mainly covered limits problems during this session. He initially seemed to be uncertain of certain problems, especially the more complex limit problems. While helping him with those problems, I learned that some of his difficulties lay with not remembering or not readily understanding how to apply certain identities (difference of squares, difference of cubes). A good deal of time was spent helping him understand these formulae as we went through the problems. By the end of the meeting, he seemed to have gained a better understanding of the material. While I did not leave any extra practice with him, I did suggest that he buy a deck of note cards and make some flashcards on the identities we covered today."
"The student completed a quiz. It was on taxes and subsidies, and she ended up getting a 100, which is going to count as her first test score! She seemed pleased, and we will meet up again when she has new material to cover. She's a nice girl, and it was fun working with her. I asked her to make sure to review her notes so that she completely understood what we covered today."