Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today's lesson was an overview of punctuation. We went over every punctuation mark I could remember--sorted into end-of-sentence, mid-word, and mid-sentence punctuation--and discussed when each one is used. Special focus was placed on the myriad uses of the comma, including when commas are or are not appropriate in compound sentences or appositive phrases. The student seemed to quickly understand all of the explanations."
"The student and I continued to review amines. We discussed the difference between primary, secondary and tertiary compounds as well as how imines and enamines are formed and the difference between the two. We also reviewed the Wolff-Kishner reduction and alkylation of amines. We then worked the problems at the end of the chapter. "
"Precalculus: completing the square, trigonometric identities, graphing rational functions (reviewed previous material and clarified misconceptions, checking work after completing the problem) e.g. completing the square-- figuring out what to add to both sides."
"The student and I met to cover topics she will be tested on for her final next week. Among the concepts she was having difficulty with were stoichiometry and limiting reactant, percent yield, and oxidation/reduction numbers. By the end of the session, she seemed to have a firmer grasp on the information, but I offered another session over the weekend if she is reviewing and finds any more material she is having trouble with. Otherwise, best of luck!!"
"During our session the student and I went over test-taking strategies that focused on minimizing time. He made a lot of progress on the English and Science sections with our new approaches. We will continue to review Math concepts to make him feel comfortable about that section of the test. We will continue to work on timing for the test and strategies."
"We reviewed an online practice MCAT that I had sent the student and identified several areas that for additional study. We also worked on some of the electrochemistry and organic chemistry problems. The student is always a pleasure to work with. He was left with a study sheet and additional problems."