Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"MCAT Physical sciences were focused. She had a few "breakthrough" moments, particularly with inorganic chemistry."
"During this session, the student and I once more worked through questions together. We covered several topics by using a random assortment of questions. Several questions focused on electricity and how to calculate power, voltage, and how to use time to calculate energy dissipated in an electrical system. We also went through a passage based on electrolytic cells, and how to determine what is being oxidized or reduced. This passage allowed us to review reduction potentials and how to use the half reactions to calculate moles of gases produced in a reaction. The final passage was on several chemistry concepts, and forced us to review how to examine different reactions, and how to pull details out of the passage to help with answer questions."
"Today we covered general chemistry review problems. I recommended subject review in chemistry and organic chemistry. I also offered ways for approaching problems, such as simple diagrams. I think this session went very well and I look forward to working with her in the future."
"We have done a lot of work on the Physical Sciences section, so today we worked mainly on Biology. We went through the entire section on Renal Function, the loop of Henle, and what hormones affect GFR and uterine output. We then worked on Action potentials and the five major steps of propagation."
"The student and I covered several sections in her biological science preparation. We discussed specifically population genetics, Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium, muscle physiology, and bone physiology. We also reviewed test questions relating to electrochemistry."
"Today was my first session with this student. He's a high scorer, trying to eke out the last few points he needs to hit the 170 range. We worked Logic Games the entire session, using prep test 38, after a bit of general strategy talk and a mini-lesson on formal logic contrapositives. The main issue that he's having is navigating the game efficiently. He understands the rules and setups, but his shorthand isn't fully developed, so he works too hard to get some questions right. We discussed ways to tighten his approach, including the order to attack the questions in, and how to use previous sketches to make later questions more manageable. He's going to keep practicing this week and bring a list of problem issues he encounters to our next session."