Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on Reading Comprehension - specific strategies for marking up the passage and addressing questions: highlighting nouns and specifically studies or reports in the passage and questions, relating primary concern questions with main point questions, and assessing the difficulty of passages."
"Today, we went over strictly pattern folding. We went over questions on an online educational website. I gave him the strategies on how to approach each question. He definitely understands the concepts and gave good explanations as he attempted the problems himself. For the next session, we will do hole punching and quantitative reasoning."
"The student and I did a complete overview of the different types of games in the LG section of the test, and I had him practice identifying the games by keywords and then diagramming them based on the different characteristics of the game types. He took big strides today and picked up a lot of new material. For extra practice, he will be redoing his last LG section, with the added task of identifying each game by type and writing out his entire answering process. I think our biggest win from today was his ability to apply the material he had only learned today to difficult practice questions. He really nailed out the last question of the day in particular."
"We went over the number 2 Physical Science diagnostic. We plan next on discussing bio diagnostic number 6 and 3. We also discussed her overall study plans before her anticipated test date. We will meet again Thursday. Topics today included: stoichiometry, acid/base chemistry, nuclear chemistry, refraction of light and calculating light in different mediums, circuits (calculating resistance, current, voltage etc.)."
"The student and I spent most of the session walking through several practice questions from the AAMC bio/biochem section bank. These rather complicated questions are some of the hardest she may see on the exam, and thus serve as great practice. We covered topics relating to men Delian genetics, RNA viruses, gene therapy, mitosis and meiosis, and many more. We then worked through a practice set on electrochemistry and finally finished the session with a passage on the immune system. We will meet tomorrow to continue discussing her work with the biology/biochem section."
"We focused primarily on logical reasoning by going through a past LSAT. The toughest questions seemed to be questions about completing the logic, "most strongly supported," and "disagree on." We discussed a study plan for the weeks moving forward and will meet again next Thursday to work through the problems the student finds challenging from the preptests he does in the next week."