Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we did a few practice problems involving domestic prices, real gains from trade, real income in autarky, real income after trade, terms of trade, and subsidies. I advise her to pay attention to labels and terms so that the values and computations have meaning. Without proper labelling, it can become confusing as to what certain numbers stand for. I believe she will do very well on her exam!"
"We covered budget constraints where we had to graph a linear budget constraint and calculate the slope. We then covered solving log and exponential functions, going over the 3 rules, to simplify log expressions."
"We covered Macroeconomics. Specifically, the workforce, unemployment and ratios pertaining to them. She struggled mostly with the concepts making sense. The student had a very positive attitude. However, I could see she was frustrated. I did not include any strategies this session. The student will work on questions at the end of the chapters. I did not see any scores or progress notes. Right now, I am neutral. I will be meeting with her next week and I'll get a better feel for whether or not we are making progress."
"We covered opportunity cost, comparative advantage, PPFs, cap/con production, and briefly started looking at supply and demand curves. He came into the session most concerned with graphs. He is over thinking them a bit; part of that could be how it is being taught by his professor. When he slows down and thinks through the material, he gets it. He is a dedicated student who reads ahead. As long as he also takes his time to digest the material, he should do fine. He has already reported a 100% on a quiz later in the week."
"We covered production curve and cost benefit analysis for a consumer. The student did not appear to struggle with material so much as self-confidence. The student seemed positively motivated and capable in the material. Strategies for studying included how to form a proper study group and what to include/how to format a crib sheet for studying. Extra practice was not provided at this time. No scores or grades to note at this time. A significant win was student confidence in how to lay out a consumer demand curve without prompting."
"We reviewed a few problems from the student's problem set. The problem set was quite lengthy and covered a number of topics and areas. She understood the fundamentals of the questions that were being asked, however I think through further questioning and presenting the questions in a different way helped with her thought process. There was only 1 problem that was a little tricky and needed further guidance from her professor. We have another session scheduled to prepare for a quiz."