Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We dove deeper into costs of the business and explored the differences between outsourcing production or creating it in-house. We briefly discussed the accounting equation, what each component means, and why it is important to know. I also explained patent trolls."
"The student and I reviewed the requirements for her assessment. We specifically look at her introduction, objectives and methodology, and proposed primary and secondary sources. At the end of the session, she had a clearer picture of the main requirements of the project. She appears to be a bright and enthusiastic student, and I look forward to working with her."
"Today was our first session. I was impressed with the focus and positive attitude of the student. I felt like we were able to cover a lot of material. Topics included co-variance, square roots, graphing functions, partial derivatives, discrete vs. continuous variables, expected value E, probability p, probability distribution (pdf), cumulative probability (cdf), and joint probability. The student is only struggling with the pace of the teachers lectures; the material is understood well when tutored. Strategies that will help include reading class material ahead of time and making use of appendices. Good session!"
"We reviewed the homework for multivariate regression. She needs to recall what a literal interpretation of the results means. She asked is stand-alone analysis of an estimator is the same as "ceteris paribus" assumptions in economics, which was good, but I - and she particularly - need to keep bringing this back to the fact that the whole point is to answer an economic question. It is easy to get bogged down in the math and statistics and lose sight of the objective. I think the tutoring is helping her see that this is not that hard (mathematically) but also that it is related to micro- and macro-economic questions."
"We went over some of the basics of a linear regression. We also looked at the GRETL program. This is a Stats program that the students in this class are assigned to work with. We will be using this during our reviews."
"We focused on a cost accounting problem that included coverage of the overall "structure" of an cost accounting framework (e.g. the "placement" of direct materials and labor as well as overhead) and the journalization of cost accounting activities. He was able to obtain a good overall understanding of the entries. We also started working through the T-accounts as well."