Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Reviewed subjects including: intermolecular forces, phase changes, colligative properties, and solution chemistry. Worked through practice problems and reviewed answers."
"The student took one entire timed ACT exam before our session. He had specific problems with the math section so we dedicated the entire session to reviewing math. We reviewed functions, triangles, and equations for lines (distance formula, midpoint formula, etc.). He ran out of time during the practice test, so I had him finish the last 7 problems. We discussed the answers and went over areas he needed help with. He has improved significantly (his score went up 4 points) and is more confident in this section. We will continue to work on his pacing so that he can get through the questions faster and finish all of the problems."
"The student had some questions regarding her AP Chemistry homework, so we started off the tutoring session by going over stoichiometry and limiting reagent problems. I provided her with a handout with tips for critical reading and then she took a timed critical reading exam from the diagnostic exam. She got only 3 questions wrong! Of those questions, one had to do with an unknown vocabulary word (lugubrious) while the other two were analysis questions. I reiterated the difficult yet important task of making sure she's not forming her own conclusions when answering such questions, but is instead looking for direct evidence from the passage that supports her selected answer choice. We then took some time to go over high yield SAT grammar rules including those regarding pronouns, verbs, parallel sentence structure, and faulty comparisons. She completed quizzes on each of these topics after we went over the rule and she appeared to understand the concept quite rapidly."