Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student still needs to work on remembering the rules for adding/subtracting negative numbers. That was the only real issue with her homework. Then we did the next chapter in her book, which strangely only covered cosine (no sine or tangent in the book at all). It combined problems applying the Pythagorean theorem with cosine and inverse cosine. I gave her some extra practice worksheets on similar triangles and solving for x."
"The student and I reviewed the verbal section on his most recent practice test and reinforced the strategies I've offered him: taking a five-second break between each section; reading the passage thoroughly before getting to the questions; mapping effectively; reading for trajectory and coherence; making sure answers are mutually compatible; moving back and forth between questions within a passage, but not between passages; choosing the answer choice that is both true and specific; treating description-based science passages like they are verbal passages. He takes the real MCAT this Thursday, so we spent much of the session talking about how to get in the best frame of mind for test day. He is an exemplary student who has studied well and improved a great deal in a short period of time - I'm excited to hear how he did on the test!"
"Worked on an 18 question homework problem with the student. Some of the questions had relatively unfamiliar components to them, and as such took a while to complete. However, on others--namely the Greatest Common Factor questions--she had no problem and was flying through them!"
"This session we focused on what a two proportion confidence intervals and two proportion z-statistics. I explained further aspects of when to use confidence intervals, when they mean, how to interpret the results of a CI, and the proper course of action to take based on a CI. Additionally, we spent time working how to extract the proper information from a world problem, how to better organize his ideas on paper, and began working on his problem solving skills."
"Tonight the student and I reviewed spelling homework. We worked on exercises understanding the meaning of each word. We then completed her math homework on pattern recognition, division, and multiplication. We then completed a worksheet on measurement conversions."