Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I had a very productive session today. We began by reviewing the material we covered last session with two passages. One she completed quickly on her own. She was able to answer the vast majority of question correctly. The other passage on work and energy we did together. We then moved on to reviewing new topic from general chemistry: the atomic structure including quantum numbers, orbitals, hybridization, etc. She knew a good deal of this information well already and needed a refresher on some of the material. I will be sending her practice questions to complete before our next session."
"The student is consistently scoring well for her practice test, which is an 8-point leap from her diagnostic test, and about a 5-point leap from her first 'real' practice test! This is good, and I also see room for further improvement. We looked at her last practice test, and she did an overall great job. I encouraged her to review some properties of functional groups and brush up on acid bases and redox reactions. She will continue to review the cardiovascular system. She has a week and a half left before the MCAT, which is enough time to take one or two more practice tests and review the parts that she's rusty on. I am hopeful that she will score above a thirty on the actual test."
"Today was our first day going over physics. We spent about 90 minutes going over the equations of motion. We went over several different very complicated 2D physics problems. She hadn't done it in a very long time so she was a bit rusty. We spent the last half hour working on spherical lenses and mirrors."
"During this session, the pupil and I worked through several physics passages together, focusing on tension and forces. We reviewed key concepts related to net force, static and kinetic friction, and tension across one rope or two. She will continue to work through concepts on her own, and we will use questions from a website during our session next weekend."
"The student and I reviewed various topics in immunity, the cardiovascular system, and the renal system. Our plan is to move on to physics for now. She is going to review the first couple chapters of the physics book for our next session."
"Today, the student and I met and discussed some of the work he's been able to do recently. We found that, in general, his problems in Logical Reasoning stem from not giving himself the time to break the arguments down in terms of Conclusion and Evidence. We also went over a logic game he'd completed recently and found he's definitely improving there. I'm confident he's on the verge of a big score increase."