Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, the student and I talked about the results from her first practice exam. She showed great improvement in her score between her last test and this practice exam. We talked about what went well and what her weaknesses were. We also talked about important things to keep in mind as we transition into the practice passage portion of her studying. We spent the rest of the session rearranging her study schedule for the next week and going over science topics such as light and optics, sound, substitution reactions, metabolic components, and enzymes."
"Today, the student and I worked through several sections in her chemistry review book. We focused on solutions, especially Ksp. We did several problems together, and talked about other concepts related to the ones she was learning. She is continuing to work on using scientific notation while doing problems, as well as efficient methods of rounding. She will continue working with her online material before it runs out at the end of October."
"We covered two kinematics chapters, 1 chapter in electromagnetism, and 1 chapter in general chemistry (periodic trends). I left the student with verbal practice assignments, and we concluded with a discussion of the medical school application process."
"The student and I reviewed the most recent full length practice test, and then underwent comprehensive science content review. The student scored a 29 on the exam, which is 4 points higher than when I started working with him a week ago. I left him with a final set of review questions relevant to the area he had a little bit of trouble with, but am confident in his understanding of the material he missed."
"We covered topics in chemistry, particularly those pertaining to thermodynamics, heat capacity, and phase changes. We also discussed some topics in the biological sciences, namely pertaining to gas exchange."
"Today's meeting focused on the most recent practice exam the student has taken: practice test 70. We used it to discuss both Logic Games and Logical Reasoning. For Logic Games, we worked through a sequencing game that featured dividing lines (front and back end) and trees, and we demonstrated how those two things can work together to make a game easy. In Logical Reasoning, we began our breakdown of the question types, going over paradox, inference, and parallel reasoning."