Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session, we reviewed the student's past homework, which covered basic national accounting measures, and then we began to move some material that he will be covering in the coming weeks. We began to discuss aggregate demand and aggregate supply. He is a strong student who knows the material and just needed pointers with a few various things."
"We began our first AP Macro review session by looking at the overall breakdown of content on the exam to get an idea of the sub-topics we'll be reviewing and at what pace we'll be reviewing them. We then turned to reviewing basic foundational concepts of macroeconomics - resources, GDP, and opportunity cost. As we'd go through each section, the student would practice some multiple choice questions at the end to test her understanding. We'll follow up with free response questions each week to test her understanding over the past material before picking up with the new section."
"The student had a test so we went over the information from the chapter. We covered exchange rates and why they fluctuate and different types of barriers to trade. We also went over types of trade blocs and comparative advantage."
"We covered exchange rates and its effects on the trade balance. We did some practice with different scenarios of changing imports or exports and how it affects the exchange rate and vice versa. We also started covering equilibrium and disequilibrium unemployment."
"Today we went over Operations. We started with Production Planning, reviewing all of the different types of production methods (job, batch, flow, mass, cell, mass custom, etc.) and the different pros and cons of each. We then discussed the various costs and benefits to HR, Finance, and Marketing of switching between each method. After this we talked about Innovation/ Research and Development--what are the pros; what are the cons? What factors go into determining how much your business should be spending on research and development? The client was perceptive and responded well to our review."
"The student is going to create three different version of a pivot table that we will discuss at the next session. He seems very eager to learn Excel topics and possibly move into other areas as well in the future."
"The student and I went over his investments practice problems that covered: arithmetic mean, geometric mean, IRR, and modified IRR. I also worked with the student on her pre-calculus homework that covered: functions, whether they're even or odd, their vertex, as well as local min/max."
"We did a review of all the topics he studied for the course. Student did well with the vertical analyses of financial statements, which involved computing various items such as gross profit and cost of goods sold as percentages of net revenue. After a short review, he also performed horizontal analyses easily by comparing a company's current year's and prior year's financial performance on the balance sheet and income statement. He had some trouble entering some journal entries because he had learned those chapters earlier. After a few minutes of review, his memory was refreshed and he only needed minimal assistance. He completed problems involving beginning inventory and ending inventory quickly and also understood the importance of classifying long-term land improvements as depreciable capital improvement and not an expense. Overall, he has a good understanding of the course. He just needs some assistance with the nitty gritty such as T-accounts, journal entries, and bank reconciliations between bank statements and company books. He was great to work with and hope this course was educational for him."
"We continued working on his accounting project. We also worked on the Competitor analysis section together that got completed."
"We went over the majority of his practice exam. The student seems to be understanding the material well and he seems prepared for his exam on Wednesday."