Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we did some practice passages and the student did fairly well. The only questions that gave her trouble were questions with unfamiliar terminology that she can go over. We also finished up all the O-chem reactions she'll need to learn, so we're in the home stretch in terms of learning material. I recommended that she begin taking practice exams sooner and do more practice out of the science workbook so that we can go over difficult passages together in our remaining sessions."
"We started the session by discussing some practice questions that the student needed to be explained. We then proceeded to finish up the inorganic chemistry section. We discussed electrochemistry, phase changes, and acid/base chemistry. We will continue to discuss chemistry in the next section, then proceed to physics. She does a good job understanding explanations to problems. Only the harder questions seem to escape her understanding, so she is not making large mistakes. I do want her to use some flashcards in order to understand all of the equations that need to be memorized. I will look for my old set and see if I can get them to her before the weekend."
"The student took a physical science section test. We went over the passages she had trouble with. I tried to go over buoyancy and vapor pressure with more general principles. With her test coming up soon, we will try to schedule more sessions and go over as much as possible before her exam."
"We finished our review of the inorganic chemistry, up to and including acids, bases and electrochemistry. Now we'll move ahead to the organic, and start looking at biology afterwards. I gave him a few of my practice problems, and told him to move onto biology before next week."
"The student and I went over light and geometrical optics concepts. We also reviewed wave characteristics by going over a troublesome passage on sound, sonar, and the Doppler effect. She has a strong understanding of the material."
"We reviewed the reading comp and logical reasoning sections from the student's October test. There was a common theme with the incorrect questions on the RC section - he needs to reinforce referencing the main idea when answering a question. In LR we reviewed the strategy and techniques to use with different question types and, similarly, reminded him to always compare the answer choices to the wording of the stimulus to highlight extraneous information, which is indicative of a wrong answer choice."