Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I studied Economics together. We dealt with tangencies, lines, and contours for optimization problems."
"The student is a very bright student. We covered the foundational concepts of macroeconomics: 1. Labor markets (labor power, wage, demand, effective demand, and aggregate demand). 2. Commodities markets (prices, factors of production, supply, aggregate supply). 3. Capital markets (Fixed assets, depreciation) 4. Financial markets (interest rates, exchange value, monetary policy). We developed a working understanding of Adam Smith's labor theory of value and its uses in Keynesian economics. We are going to work on getting a better understanding of the business cycle and Kondratiev wave to understand the ways in which the four different constituent markets interact in a capitalist economy over time."
"The student just completed his mid-term in Economics 420, an intermediate macroeconomics course. He completed his homework assignments 1-3. He understood the introduction and macroeconomic data, but has struggled with understanding classical and Keynesian theories. We discussed various study strategies, his learning style, and the best techniques. Since he learns best by writing/reading and had gotten behind in the material, we outlined a plan for him to get caught up. He will review the lecture videos, read and take notes on chapters 3-9, complete the practice problems, and redo homework 2 and 3. He will complete this over Fall Break. He will email me the practice problems and/or homework before our next session."
"The student worked on his midterm first and went through all the problems. He has a good grasp of the material and has been working hard. We discussed and worked through the 8 midterm questions and believe he has those all right. We then looked at his weekly exercises that are due tonight as well. He has done very well. We both had questions on problems 4 and 5, and I will review those this evening and see if I have any further suggestions. Good session."
"The student's course focuses on business economics, and he needed help reviewing some concepts for his exam coming up. We mostly spoke on relationships, supply, and demand. By the end of the session, he seemed to be very comfortable with the material."
"This week we worked on the introduction and effect of foreign supply to domestic supply and demand. Things are starting to really click for the student. The one issue he has to work on is he needs make sure he understands the concepts completely, even when he is able to get to the right answer. Knowing what the answer means is as important as the mechanics of how to do the math. With that said, I do think he is very close, and it really is a matter of taking a second to slow down and think about it before moving on to the next problem. As he stated it is starting to seem less complex to him and more like common sense."