Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We completed questions in physics (kinematics and forces, circular motion, work and power) and biology (cell cycle and cell structure). She answered the vast majority of the biology questions correctly and her knowledge in biology was rather strong. This was expected as her major is biology. In physics however, she had a difficult time with trying to determine which formula to use for a problem; this was apparent when we were doing kinematics problems and she some difficulty ascertaining as to which equation of the "Big 5" she had to use. She stated that this is one of her biggest weaknesses and we will have to continue working on that with many additional practice problems going forward."
"Reviewed kinematics and Newton's laws, then covered force diagrams, friction, and inclined planes. Student showed improvement in her abilities."
"Went over a Physical Sciences section from the review practice test. Then the student did practice problems and passages from the science workbook."
"In today's session, we evaluated prior test preparation, developed a study plan for the next three weeks and learned effective strategies for solving problems and evaluating passages. The student completed high-yield problems in biology, chemistry, and physics, as well as a verbal passage and questions."
"During this session, we went over basic general chemistry concepts to begin medical school entrance exam studying. We also reviewed helpful studying tactics."
"The student and I spent a lot of time going over acids and bases during this session. We also covered some electrochemistry. After extensively reviewing acids and bases, titrations, etc., he seemed to have a much better feel for them. With more practice on his own he should be able handle those types of questions on the exam."
"We went over various topics including genetics, evolution, DNA synthesis, pedigree analysis, and test-taking strategies."
"Today the student reviewed critical reading passage strategies and went over a few independent passages. We also outlined our general plan for his study schedule."
"During this session, we reviewed previous full-length test. We also reviewed atomic trends, stoichiometry, atomic structure and gases."
"Finished Organic Chemistry topics Started Physics II topics Reviewed practice exam Physics II review, all content review completed!"
"We reviewed a practice test and went over some high yield information for the student's test tomorrow. Good luck!"
"We did a few practice passages in the biology and verbal sections of the MCAT. We set up a study schedule for the rest of the summer and discussed studying techniques."