Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, the student and I went over a practice quiz she was given by her professor. This quiz revolved around conditional probability, and we discussed the best ways to remember formulas for this process. She is going to practice, and we are going to go back over things on Tuesday."
"We worked on random sections of the exam book which arrived at my address today. Topics included Huntington's disease, factors leading to a MI, inflammation in your shoulder and the 90 degree test, correct ways of identifying health care info., isometric vs. isotonic contraction, etc."
"In today's session, the student efficiently made his way through 4 CARS passages. I have noticed in the last two sessions that he is mastering one of my major keys to doing well on the MCAT: "read for purpose." This has led to a solid performance on the questions. I have also noticed that when he does get questions wrong, it is because he is not picking an answer choice that specifically answers the question, so we will focus more on that going forward."
"The student and I began by revisiting kinematics, dispelling the last few misconceptions he had with the difference between velocity and acceleration. We then reviewed the major equations for both static and dynamic fluids, and practiced applying them with several discrete and passage-based questions. After this, we spent the rest of the session first discussing an overview of the important equations and concepts in electrostatics and circuits, drawing comparisons and relations between many of them. We then finished with a practice set targeting many of these relationships, giving him a chance to practice using the many equations he will need to be familiar with on test day."
"The student and I continued to work towards improving his overall score by focusing on the verbal reasoning section of the test. We began with some vocabulary based questions. He is doing better on these overall, but he still misses some questions with the more difficult vocabulary words. We went over each of the questions he missed, and I also helped him with his vocabulary. We proceeded to practice a number of reading comprehension passages. Again, he is doing very well on the easier and moderate level difficulty questions/passages. He is still missing a few of the harder questions, and we discussed how to find the answers within the passage itself. Finally, we also set a schedule for his final weeks before the test."
"The student and I had her second session today. We spent our time doing verbal and really highlighting the importance of identifying specific details in order to come up with answers on our own. Her vocabulary is getting stronger--however, I'd like for her to apply her newfound knowledge on strengthening her vocabulary reasoning skills through practicing question sets where she uses directed strategies."