Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today's session went really well. We are still going through organic chemistry since there are so many definitions, but once we get through the definition, the student remembers the mechanism. We will continue with organic chemistry and likely start reviewing chemistry again next time."
"Today, I had him explain his answers in the DAT perceptual section. He definitely understood how to approach the problems. I focused on the keyhole problems which he understood and some of the strategies to use. Then I gave him some strategies on how to do the pattern folding part. Finally, I gave him some more practice problems for last minute review for the DAT. I have confidence he will do well."
"We covered concepts from the Dental Admissions Test and testing strategies for the day of the exam. We specifically covered two subsections of the Perceptual Ability Test that the student had trouble with. Her attitude is positive, and she is open to suggestions on how to improve. I provided two websites for her to use for practicing questions and to gauge where she is in regard to her studies. I am planning to send her additional practice information to help her be successful on this exam. The student is capable and open to suggestions. I believe that she will do well."
"Today, we covered melting point/boiling point in GChem and OChem, acids/bases in GChem and OChem (including ARIO, acid strength in relation to base stability, and pKA), and top-front-end problems. We did a lot of practice problems from her test prep materials. Next session, we are going to go over problems that she has had trouble with, which she will send to me by Wednesday this week."
"We worked on assessments today. We looked carefully at four passages and worked through them and discussed strategy. We stressed the importance of active vs. passive reading and discussed critical reading as well. We worked on diagnostic test number 6 from the varsity database. The student is going to work on some physical science and biology diagnostics before we meet again on Thursday and we are going to discuss these and assessments, and possibly a diagnostic he took as well."
"The student and I spent our session covering General Chemistry material, working through many examples in stoichiometry, solutions, intermolecular bonding, and electrochemistry. This included a discussion of galvanic and electrolytic cells, detailing the similar and distinguishing characteristics of each. He was a bit rusty on some of these concepts but was quick to shake off his cobwebs after brief explanations and practice. We will meet on Wednesday to continue our work in chemistry, this time focusing on Organic Chemistry."