Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"[COVERED]: We discussed Electrostatics. We began by discussing charge, its units, and current flow. Next, we analyzed Coulomb's Law, comparing it to the Universal Gravitation Law. We discussed the main metaphor of Electrostatics. We defined Electric Fields and discussed their diagrams and summary points. We used an example problem in electrostatics to show how symmetry and logic can be used to solve them. We discussed electric dipoles, inducible dipoles (dielectrics), how they react in external electric fields. We applied our perpendicular/parallel analysis to how Electric Fields modify the motion of charged particles. We discussed Electrostatic Potential Energy, comparing it to Gravitational. We then moved on to Voltage. We discussed how Membrane Potential is generated, and analyzed the energetics of secondary active symporters. We then ran a few problems connecting Voltage to energetics. [PROGRESS/CHALLENGES]: Kosta remains bright and quick. He seems to have truly absorbed our previous discussions about energetics, which allowed us to make short work of the tricky steps that lead up to understanding Voltage well. He is a medium-frequency user of units, which I am continuing to enforce, and is good with the arithmetic. [CONCERNS]: None."
"The student has already taken the GMAT and studied for the exam using various strategies. Today we spent some time going over his data sufficiency strategy before turning to Algebra plugging in strategies. He is going to apply these strategies to the practice problem set I gave him. Next class we will conclude our basic math strategies and move into substantive material."
"We covered a lot of problem solving, most of which is thankfully too easy for the student. I think we'll focus much more on the verbal section; there are some definitive comprehension/ reasoning skills we can improve on."
"Today, we covered primarily the bio section of the MCAT. We emphasized genetics, Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium, and recombination sections specifically, along with going over general test taking strategy. We then made sure to schedule our follow up session for Monday to go over the student's first practice test, which she will take on Sunday. As always, I'm available for any questions she may have."
"We covered right hand rule, as well as stereochemistry of cyclohexane. The student was initially struggling with visualizing the interaction between the electrical and magnetic fields, but he made great strides throughout the session."
"We covered topics that included translation/transcription, thermodynamics, and other physical science topics. Overall, I am happy with the student's progress, and she answers almost all questions correctly, showing me that she has a solid fundamental core base in her theoretical knowledge."