Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Covered Coase's Theorem, monopolies, and externalities. Student struggles with graphical calculation of areas. Student had a positive attitude towards the material covered. Included strategies for lessons was the practice of laying out a problem first with words, then algebra, then carrying out the problem. Extra practice was covered in the form of practice test materials. Score received on last homework assignment was 41/50, highest in class. Significant win was student confidence following setup and execution of final problem in packet."
"He and I dealt with three-dimensional analysis for utility functions and optimization. We struggled at the end of our session to come up with ways to solve constraints, but I did not feel bad because I know that is more for confidence that it works. I wanted to ensure him that it does work, and the exact solution is less important than the route."
"In this lesson, we worked on basic labor statistics and measures such as employment, unemployment, working age population, and participating labor force. The student has a lot to do before today's deadline, so we decided she would continue to work, and then I would come back this evening so that we can finish."
"She and I continued to work on her microeconomics in preparation for her exam on Wednesday. She took an original quiz, got a 52, and then re-took the quiz and scored a 90. Apparently, other students were struggling with the quizzes. We reviewed her problem set work and went over the questions that required a little more in depth thought and analysis. She did an excellent job at working through the information to get the right answers. As she continues to work through these word problems, she will become more comfortable with how to organize the information and get to the right answer."
"She and I covered Chapter 6 today. I recommend she read through the PPT for Chapter 4, and we can cover that on Monday. Her midterm will be Thursday so we can go through a review worksheet on Wednesday."
"She was doing well. She said that she had problems with math, as she had not done any math problems in awhile. I saw that, but I think she will be fine, as most of the difficulty in economics is gaining an intuitive grasp of the subject matter."