Blogs Blogs

Economics Blogs

Newest Most Active

I am excited to meet my new student tomorrow at the library. I will be tutoring Macroeconomics which is a subject that really sparks my interest. I look forward to relating the material we will cover to current events and pop culture. I have found in the past this technique works well for both the student and teacher as it makes learning a difficult subject fun and interesting. As a student myself, I find this to be helpful in remembering and retaining the information.

Although I am not a contestant on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire", let me nevertheless ask the audience on this one... I want to know what makes a tutor more appealing (besides the profile picture). Is it affordability? Is it flexibility in hours? Is it number of years experience in tutoring a particular subject? Is it the ratings given to the tutor by students? Is it age? Please give me an idea of what I can do for you. Although I am new to this tutoring site, I really want to build more relationships with students who seek assistance in math and other subjects. Your feedback will not only help me cater to these responses, but it may also assist other tutors. Personally, I have noticed a variety of experience from other tutors, various rates, and a spectrum of ages. Some tutors seem quite qualified, yet they could be "selling themselves short" by only charging $25/hr for their services (and with their patience and charisma seem to be "worth"... read more

Many students claim to be just bad test takers. No matter how much they study or how well they understand the information, when it comes to taking the test, they can’t perform. Well, rest-assure that the problem probably isn’t that the student is a “bad” test taker, but that they let stress get the better of them. In 9 out of 10 students, inability to perform on tests is caused by stress and tension. Luckily, there are some test taking tips that will help any student conquer test apprehension. SECRET WEAPONS All students should have a few of these secret ways to improve not only their test-taking abilities, but also their confidence and self-assurance on the day of the test. The following tips can make a big difference right before a test. Students should try them all to see which ones work best for them. Special Advice to Students: 1. Use multi-sensory studying and memorization practices. When we study, we tend to focus on the visual, but actually, other senses... read more

For most people, solving a problem or a question is not difficult if they have a model to follow and the correct data to plug into the model. Take one of the most basic functions, paying for something at a cash register. If the cashier tells you the Happy Meal costs (with tax) $4.23, and you hand the cashier a $10.00 bill, I suspect that most cashiers will give and most people will expect their $5.77 in change. Oh, you can confuse people and make the problem more difficult (7 dimes, a nickel and two pennies, rather than 3 quarters and two pennies), but these are just "tricks." This works, because for the vast majority of people, this is an "ordinary" occurrence something we've either done or witnessed hundreds of times, and we can intuitively extend our addition and subtraction rules to a new problem. Unfortunately, most classroom topics are taught like the math example above using clear, intuitive, and easily understood examples, but tested using confusing... read more

"For a nation that proudly declared it would leave no child behind, America continues to do so at alarming rates." Wow- if that statement alone doesn’t make you scratch your head and get to thinking. Click the red “x” on my page now! I know that every parent isn’t able to pay for private education. If so, I would be out of a job. But in spite of all that, you can still help pull the c- kid up to an A+ plus student. Even that diggling low D kid can be helped to get it up on the books. Heah really! Kids are the future of our country -Do you trust your kids to run it? In my family, I’d say 3 of my 6 kids I would feel safe handling such a job. Check out these statistics: One kid drops out of high school every 26 seconds. (By the time you finish reading this non stop- that will be 3 dropouts.) These dropouts will be ineligible for certain jobs, less likely to vote, paid $.40/dollar & continue the cycle of poverty. That feeling from a parent's point of view is scary... read more

I am currently taking an economics course in college and I love it. I have a great understanding of supply and demand and I will teach you the way I learned that made it easy to comprehend. My professor is focused on the mathematical side of microeconomics, but I am willing to help you understand the basics.

Hello, my name is James and I really enjoy working with students on all grade levels so please feel free to use my services at WyzAnt. I do my best to be patient with students and want very much to be of help to you. Please post any information or questions that you have in reference to my subjects for this blog. I look forward to hearing from you and answering your post feel free to log into my profile and use my services.

By now you should know that I like to get right to the point of each blog. Yes, I love to socialize, but hey, I know that we parents want it quick, correct and easy! Right? Ok, here ya go. BTW, this will be my LAST blog before my newest son comes any day now! Should you need to block tutoring time, e-message me please! Teaching money is the perfect candidate for hands-on learning. Kids love to spend money. Teaching them to count it, save it, and give it is good training. Each time they have an opportunity to handle money they will become better and better with money and how to handle it! My 10 year old daughter ROCKS! Today, we went to Ikea. They are offering free lunch till the 5th of this month for kids up to 12 yrs old. My yummy food came to $5.99. Although I had my 4 kids with me I only paid for my food- awesome right? So, I gave the cashier a $10.00. Before she could give me my change, my daughter had already chimed in my change. And she was correct! She usually is though... read more

I am an educator who will assist in elementary and high school tutoring. I am trained in giving assessments for learning difficulties and I'm certified as a national global career development facilitator. I have over ten years experience in education, teaching high school and college education business classes and marketing microeconomics, macroeconomics, small business management and small business marketing.

Academic success cannot be served on a silver platter. Just like a delicious meal that requires good diligent cooking, just enough flavoring, and an assortment of condiments, academic success requires a variety of inputs. First and foremost, success requires the student's input. He or she must have the desire to succeed and the willingness to put in the required effort, without which everything else would be an effort in futility. When students do their part however, their success in academics is not guaranteed. There are many reasons that may undermine their efforts, which among others are time and financial constraints, learning resources, and social factors. Given that many of these factors affect us all on a macro level, I can only raise this question from a financial perspective. Is academic success for students and parents too costly? Are parents and students looking for "bargain" education, cutting on their expenses? When thinking about education, the... read more

Economics is a fragile and often overlooked subject matter. It effects every one of our lives, whether we want it to or not. Will we have a house to sleep in, can we afford college, what are we going to eat tonight, do I get that 42 or that 56 inch TV? Sadly, even though every person's life is influenced by our economic state, a surprisingly small amount of people understand it or even care about it. I feel obliged to enlighten those who want to understand and compelled to spark an interest for those who have no care. I like to explain economic theory by utilizing an analogy. Economic laws follow the same principles as a poker match. If everyone joins into a poker game with a certain amount of money (chips), each person is motivated to play with hopes of achieving a large stack. Of course for some to be high stacked, the chips had to come from someone's wallet other than their own. It is interesting to study how the amount of chips influences a person's decisions in what... read more

Shifting curves is a concept many of my students need review on (even graduate students!). So here is a general review on this easy, but forgettable, concept: Any line, on any (two dimensional) graph, expresses a correlation between two variables. It is the correlation between X and Y, all else constant. "All else constant" (ceteris parabus) is important because it encapsulates all our assumptions. If anything in the problem changes, one of our assumptions is changing. So when the question says: "Price goes up," we know that we are changing one of the variables (the Y value), but not the underlying assumptions, and we move along the curve. When the question says: "Quantity goes down because a new restaurant opened across the street," it gets a little trickier. Now we see quantity changing, but we also see a change in our assumptions. So we ask, "what curve will this affect?" A restaurant across the street probably won't make running... read more

Someone who recently learned that I am a tutor asked what I specialized in. My answer: cramming. My specialties are in Spanish and Economics. Both subjects tend to be the domain of high school and college students, neither particularly known for their advanced planning skills. So, it's no surprise that I get a lot of calls asking me for help with preparing for final exams. While I do the best I can, I can't cram 12 weeks worth of learning into 2-3 sessions. The best I can do is go over whatever exam review materials there are, and try to find ways to help students who are confused at best, and totally lost at worst, wade through the exam. Let's face it: we know when we aren't doing well. And asking for help before the week of the exam is the best way to do well in the class. A student who meets with a tutor for 90 minutes a week will come away with a better understanding of the material at the time it is covered in class. This means the student will keep up better... read more

Do you sometimes wish you had a life coach to tutor you with the ongoing financial concerns you face on a monthly basis? This could include: 1. Ways to improve your credit score 2. How to qualify for down payment assistance to purchase a home 3. How to purchase a foreclosure 4. How to have your home loan modified 5. How to negotiate a short sale on the sale of your home 6. How to prepare your tax return and get the highest refund 7. How to find scholarship money to attend college 8. How to establish a household budget 9. How to invest in residential real estate 10. Remodeling and renovation construction projects I have been tutoring college students for over eight years but I have been counseling adults with the issues listed above for over 20 years. Sometimes we cannot work any harder, so, we have to make a decision to work smarter. If you need assistance to develop a plan to improve your financial future, please contact me through... read more

1 2

Economics Blogs RSS feed