Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over various topics today as well as her most recent practice test. Her score shot up significantly in the section to which she has been devoting the most time. We discussed how she can improve her score in all sections, and the importance of going back through the test to see what went wrong to prevent those mistakes from happening again. We then went over light and optics material, but spent more time covering biology content including embryology, fetal respiration, enzyme kinematics including Km and vmax, transformation, conjugation, and transduction. She is going to finish the physics material before we meet again."
"The student and I covered the biological and physical science sections of the practice test 8. While discussing the topics, we also talked about general test-taking strategy. Before our next session she is going to take another practice test that we will go over, in addition to reviewing and taking the verbal section from the last test."
"We went over the general 'first session' topics, such as getting to know each other. The student told me about her previous experiences with tutors and MCAT prep, and I shared with her some information about my tutoring philosophy. In addition, we covered several content specific 'high yield' topics across disciplines (kinematics, genetics, aromaticity, etc.), particularly focusing on figuring out where she was at in her test prep."
"We went over two passages on acid/base reactions. More specifically how to predict what will happen in certain reactions. We also touched briefly on log reactions and ESTIMATING pH. No scores/grades to note progress. Student was struggling the most with catching the little hints to predicting the outcome specifically with the table in passage 1. I did not leave her with any extra practice. No concerns from this session."
"We covered MCAT Physics - Newtonian Mechanics and went through practice problems. We created a strategy of reviewing content and related practice problems as much as possible. We'll address content deficiencies in our sessions and he'll keep doing as much practice as possible from his bank."
"Went over DNA and the related genetics. Went over EWG and EDG's in Organic Chemistry as well as Carbohydrates."