Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This was the student and I's last session before she takes the test on Saturday. Tomorrow, she is going to take one test for the last time before the exam. We split time between logic games and logical reasoning. We worked to give her last minute tips and answer all of her last minute questions. We also wanted to work out a strategy for her on the test. It was great working with her."
"This was my final lesson with the student before she takes her test tomorrow. She did several practice sections that we took a quick look at to start the lesson. She's feeling really good about logic games, and just needs a little more practice with reading comp so we started by talking about strategy for those sections. Mostly we focused on ways to make sure that she times herself properly and takes the games/passages in an order that best suits her own strengths. We then moved on to a review of the logical reasoning section that she did, since this is the section she is most worried about at this point. As we went through it became clear that flaw questions are most difficult for her, so I encouraged her to go over the flashcards of the flaw types that she did, as well as review flaw concepts such as not contradicting the premises and finding the flaw before going to the answers. We ended by going through a logical reasoning section together. I think she is well prepared, and as long as she stays focused and calm and confident in her skills she will do great tomorrow."
"We spent our final session reviewing more logic games. The student's progress over the past month has been extremely impressive. He is able to complete games much more quickly and with more confidence than he did when our sessions began. He had some small trouble with one game due to it's different nature, but after I showed him how to work through it he was able to complete a similar one very easily."
"Today's session went well. The student and I covered several topics in both physics and chemistry. We started with a section on photons and then transitioned onto nuclear decay and a few radioactive half life problems she did very well on. We then finished up with some ox-red reactions and batteries that she did quite well on as well."
"We looked at some passages and some of Diagnostic #1 in physical sciences. We did problems together and focused on physics for the most part. Topics included dialysis and how proteins are not normally filtered out using our kidneys and how proteins are necessary for fluid balance in our body. We also worked on Snell's law and internal reflection and discussed the focal lengths for concave mirrors, convex mirrors, diverging and converging lenses. We also discussed force diagrams, velocity, and acceleration."
"We progressed from implications contained within one sentence to multi-sentence, complex thoughts. The student's critical reading and verbal concepts are improving. We looked at strategies to make full advantage of her visual learning and how to apply them. I left her with a group of questions and assigned M. Gladwell's "What the Dog Saw" for the next week."