Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I spent the session reviewing general chemistry concepts. We began with a review of the very important Gibbs free energy equation, discussing all of the possible outcomes for different values of each variable. We then moved on to calorimetry, reviewing the equations and practicing their application through many challenging questions. We then finished the session as we discussed the key equations and concepts in gas theory and explored them further through an MCAT-style passage. We will meet in two days to continue working through general chemistry concepts and continue our work with CARS strategy."
"Today, the student and I went through two passages to guide our directed content review of chemistry/physics. Despite the tricky, highly nuanced nature of several of the associated questions, she did a great job of analyzing the questions and drawing from her own knowledge and the passage to figure out the concepts being tested. In thinking out loud and going through the motions of solving passage-based questions, with a few interjections on my end, she was able to practice her problem-solving skills while identifying specific weak areas to review on her own."
"We discussed FMA and possible causative agents, symptoms, and lab results (possible elevation of substance P). We worked on questions that included coronal vs frontal vs sagittal vs transverse and prone vs supine vs Trendelenburg vs reverse Trendelenburg for a hypertensive patient with a rehabilitation of lung problems. Then, we discussed pneumonia and causative agents (virus, S. aureus, legionella, etc., and compared and contrasted them with TB, etc.)."
"Today we reviewed two problems from the previously completed test. They involved 1D motion and relative motion between two object. We then discussed more concepts and practice in vectors and vector sum problems. We completed a few from her homework packet and one derived from me."
"The rate problem was a big deal from tonight -- hopefully, we can get a handle on the d=rt formula and learn it/love it. The student did good work on the exponent questions."
"The student and I covered a few practice questions from his homework. He did very well with DS 1. He had not completed DS 2, so I asked him to complete it for next session and to do some work online as well. We then turned to more trap/estimation questions, after which we began our algebra word problem review. We covered plugging in numbers and hidden plug-ins. I asked him to complete PS 1 for homework as well. Next time, we will wrap up algebra word problem strategies."