Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on a practice exam because she has an exam on Friday. We worked on multiple-choice and open-ended questions. She understood the material. I have been giving her notes and formula sheets, which have proved helpful. I also provided test-taking tips: ways to check her work, how to earn partial credit, and how to eliminate answer options for multiple-choice questions."
"The student and I spent the first part of the session going over her performance on her previous chem exam. She was doing well beforehand in our sessions and scored a 72 on the exam. It turns out that the majority of the points were from 2 problems. In one, she did generate the proper molecular formula at the beginning of the question, which caused all the rest of the answers to be wrong in that set. In other , it appears that she made some math errors which also added up in points. The test was over molar mass, empirical/molecular formulas, and percent composition. After reviewing some more questions, she appeared to have a good handle on how to tackle the problems again."
"I was able to meet with the student tonight and review all of the topics that have been covered up to this point in her class. She is a very bright student, and has a firm grip on all of the concepts covered at this point. I reviewed with her the importance of slowing down, showing her work, and going over her answers. The next session will center around her upcoming test and discussing new material."