Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went through 3 VR passages: 1) Introduced mapping: As you read, write down the broad topic, the author's opinion, and 3 to 5 words about each paragraph. 2) One more passage, after student finished his map, I took away the passage, only allowed him to refer to the passage if he told me exactly which paragraph he wanted to see. Referred back to passage twice, both times to the paragraph for which he had nothing written on his map. Scored 8 out of 10 on the questions. Talked about keeping a journal of important facts, concepts, equations that the student needed on a problem and could not remember. Read through every night to help drill those. Before the session, he did the first 22 questions of the Physical Sciences diagnostic exam. Went through the problems with which he struggled. He ended up working through them on his own, with some questions from me to guide him. He clearly feels comfortable with physics, verbal is coming along, and I think he will do great once he stops referring to the passage for every question and trusts his map and his gut instinct. Homework: 1) In Test Prep Books: a) Review ch. 1-3 in General Chemistry and 1-3 in Physics. b) Do all of the Practice questions for each chapter. Record the ones you struggle with. 2) Finish the Physics Diagnostic exam (and the biological sciences if possible). 3) In Test Prep VR Review Notes, passages 1-3 of VR Practice test 1."
"The student is very prepared for his exam on Friday. He got another 31 on his most recent practice test and should feel extremely confident about his test on Friday. We got through a good deal of material including going over in depth mitosis and meiosis and chromatid v. chromosome number. He got a much better grasp by the end of our lesson between chromosome and chromatid and how meiosis differs from mitosis as well as what separates in each anaphase of meiosis. We then reviewed gases and work related to pressure and volume. We also reviewed buoyant force with a practice problem as well as gauge pressure v. atmospheric v. absolute pressure. Finally, we went over a few biology problems from the student's most recent practice test. He is extremely prepared for Friday and I feel confident that he should see a big improvement from his previous scores!"
"We went over problems together from the student's previous practice tests to get a sense of where she was at. We reviewed concepts like kinematics, electrostatics, buoyancy, and particle decay."