Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student worked through his chapter 1 assignment. This is brand new material for him, so we went over some new concepts and put them in context of everything else. Economics is always hard in the beginning because it's unlike any other class he's ever had at this point in his education, but hopefully he'll be able to start the semester strong and develop a solid understanding of this material."
"In our first session, the student and I covered the topics introduced to the student in class recently, including consumer and producer surplus, elasticity's effect on the tax burden, inefficiencies, and deadweight loss. She worked through example problems at the end of a chapter and demonstrated good comprehension of the day's content."
"Today we learned about the costs of production and what drives supply curves. We talked about average costs, marginal costs, and how to interpret and calculate them in tables. We also touched on how different cost functions relate to different production technologies."
"The student and I talked through long run aggregate supply and aggregate demand. We also looked at the impact of changes in government spending and taxes on GDP. We then went through MPC and the money multiplier, along with the tax multiplier to see how they change GDP based on government action. We focused a lot on understanding what constitutes contractionary and expansionary fiscal policy. The student gets the concepts; it just helps to see and talk through them once he's taken notes from class."
"Our main focus today was on definitions and calculations involving nominal and real GDP and price levels. The student had a couple of homework assignments that we went over, and he picked up all of the basic concepts quickly."
"Today was our first session. There were several topics the student wished to review, including fiscal policy and the loanable funds market. We also talked about significant aspects of GDP and the AS/AS graph which are very important for the AP exam. I did most of the talking today only because we had a lot to cover in a short time window. In future we will probably aim to cover less per session and be more interactive. In the meantime I will provide practice questions and other study resources."