Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered MCAT Verbal Reasoning: Inference Questions, and Strengthen Weaken Questions. We discussed strategy and the best way to attack the passages adjusting for time. I suggested focusing on accuracy more so than time for now. We will start doing extending timing passages in December. Also she was told to start reading more outside of class. She will start reading Newsweek and The Economist in order to refine reading skills and become more comfortable being an active reader."
"The student and I did a practice test together and we analyzed common question mistakes and answer mistakes. I gave her homework to do, which was two additional full-length practice tests. We are looking at her timing as well as common errors. We are also trying to establish a strategy for her that works best."
"This was our last session, so we just went over some more materials that might be helpful for me to find and talked about strategies for test day! I'm really happy with how hard the student's been working, even with a full-time job, and I'm excited to see how she progresses in the next three weeks before her test."
"The student had questions from verbal tests he did over the past two weeks. From what I observed it seems the questions he missed were due to skimming over the passage, which is normal due to time constraints, but missing 3-4 words can bring you to a different answer choice. The ability to retain this information while becoming a faster reader will come with practice and I'm sure he will improve as he practices. We went over the best way to answer the weaken/most/strengthen type of questions. We will go through more of those questions in the future to solidify his understanding in how to answer those, as the MCAT always has 2-3 of those per test. He's a hard worker who continues to improve on his practice tests."
"Today the student and I covered strategies for the verbal reasoning section of the MCAT. To do this we worked through passages from a review workbook on the subject. I also addressed test taking strategies, such as ranking passages in order of difficulty, doing a quick "speed read" of the passage, and returning to difficult questions. I also advised her to read in her free time to practice general reading comprehension skills."
"The student and I covered main point questions as well as describe questions. She did a great job identifying the main point; now she just needs to work on finding the answer choice that matches it. As for describe, she was able to identify the type of argument; she just needs to match the right answer choice! We will continue to work on these."