Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed for her macroeconomics exam and went through topics, solutions, and diagrams, along with examples. She can explain well."
"We went through the Section 6 slides, talking about shocks (and the sign of the correlation of shocks between countries), MPK, consumption smoothing, and how MPK and the interest rate r help determine decisions to borrow from other countries. We also looked at a production function and real data from the US and Mexico to start to answer the question about why poor countries don't get more foreign investment. We will continue to work on this next session."
"The student and I had a good initial session, and I was able to obtain more information regarding the approach that would be taken by interviewers when reviewing cases and the potential content that could be presented in interviews. This information was helpful and while she will be providing interview examples, I also plan to review the cases that she forwarded in order to obtain a better understanding the content (and how prospective consultants will be evaluated). We were able to walk through two cases for practice and we are off to a good start."
"Today, we covered expected value, mean or mew, variance or sigma, standard deviation, and bias in statistics, as well as the Greek alphabet, beta or coefficient, and fitted values. We used mathematics to calculate these values for an estimator and discussed how to understand their meaning related to the consistency of an estimator. The student is doing well with the newness of the material. Strategies to become more familiar with the material include careful reading and rereading of textbooks, as well as consistent exercises to build confidence and understanding. The student has discussed test scores that we will use to monitor and measure improvement and increased understanding over time. We covered a third of a complicated midterm and more, and I feel that made it a successful session."
"We went over an article covering the economic implications of a jellyfish affecting the supply of anchovies. We then reviewed her exam, discussing mixed economies, command economies, efficiency vs equity, and normative economics."
"The student seems like a motivated and organized young lady, and I'm sure I will enjoy working with her. Over the course of the session, we talked about her goals and previous test preparation experience. We also outlined an overall strategy for preparing for the ACT, and I introduced her to a gamified productivity app that I use to help my students keep track of their assignments and progress. I'm sure she will have plenty of new practice problems completed for us to review at our next session!"