Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I worked through a practice LSAT reading comprehension passage, while keeping track of our time on each passage to simulate conditions on the real thing. We also went over some general strategies for taking the LSAT on Saturday that I found helpful when I took the test."
"During today's session, the student and I worked on similar figures word problems. He did well with these because he has become quite good at setting up proportions. He has also improved with reading word problems before he solves them. For the next session, we will continue to work on geometry."
"The student wanted to work primarily in CARS today, so we spent the first part of the session working through several passages, first in science history, then in public policy, and finally in philosophy. We worked hard to thoroughly articulate the main point and the author's stance for each essay, often leading to a strong performance on the questions. We then finished the session with a discussion on the anatomy and function of the kidney, including several of the important hormones that regulate urine output."
"Today we reviewed the student's practice exam, covering the physics and biology sections. We also established a plan for our future sessions. As always, I'm available by email for any questions that may arise."
"Today, the student and I spent time on the immune system, cardiovascular physiology, and circulation. We covered a challenging problem that required an understanding of how T-helper cells and B cells are activated in the humoral immune system. We also discussed the mechanisms by which antibodies are able to have so much diversity and the impact of this diversity on the immune system. We also worked through problems regarding the circulatory system, making sure that we had a strong understanding of both systemic and pulmonary circulation. We discussed the pathophysiological etiology of infarctions and how they can occur in any artery and some veins, and in particular, why venous clots are significantly more likely to cause a pulmonary embolism (or pulmonary artery infarction) as compared to a stroke (cerebral artery infarction) or heart attack (coronary artery infarction)."
"Today, the student and I worked on applying Bernoulli's principle, force over distance, opposite directions, resistivity, optics, ray diagram, real virtual, and inverted upright images. We also reviewed several passages from chemistry and biology II."