Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked through some proton NMR and MS/GC problems today in an effort to prepare for an upcoming test. We are hoping to work through some longer problems tomorrow in another session. Together, we have been able to make progress on approaching a multiple spectroscopy problem and identifying the important steps to identifying an unknown molecular structure. She will continue to work on tests for tomorrow."
"Today, we finished reviewing the Writing portion of the practice test. We went through the Math portion without the calculator, and we reviewed half of the problems. The next session will be spent finishing review of the Non-Calculator Math section and taking the Calculator Math section with review at the end."
"We went over the student's last exam, which was about balancing equations and predicting products. He did not do as well as he had hoped, so I gave him some strategies to balance more efficiently, as he has to do a retake tomorrow. We also went over moles and unit conversions. He has a test on that on Friday. I told him that mole conversions require tons of practice. He needs to do more problems on his own, as these sessions are not sufficient to stand alone. We will continue to work on this next session."
"The student and I worked through the majority of the calculator portion of the online practice exam. He did very well for the first 25 problems, only missing a couple. We thoroughly discussed important statistical concepts that appear on the SAT, such as the law of large numbers and making statistical inferences. We also reviewed the two principal strategies for finding shortcuts around "hard" problems. On Sunday, we will look at the no calculator section."
"The student is getting better at recognizing what she needs to know and how to study details. We reviewed some of her test questions and the new material from class. She seems more comfortable with this new material."
"We reviewed an ACT practice test, going over math, science, English, and reading. Then, we did additional math problems. The student is doing very well, and I would say that the majority of questions he is missing are questions that he understands but has misread or made a simple mistake on. This is a good thing! It means that with concentration (and more practice always helps), he will be scoring well."