Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I began by working through several examples of mechanics questions, testing her knowledge of the concepts, equations of the topic and how to apply them properly to perform well on MCAT style questions. This involved questions on friction, pulleys, and inclined planes. Next we had a discussion on both the mathematical and conceptual implications of the Doppler Effect and put them to the test with a couple of targeted practice questions. After this we walked through the rules and definitions of optics, as well as the contrasts and similarities between nearsightedness and farsightedness. We finished the session with several discrete questions on circuits, an area she identified as a weakness in her recent review of a practice test."
"Today we reviewed a number of essential concepts to see how comfortable the student was feeling with the math section, we identified algebra and probability as two areas of focus. Next time we will look into coordinate geometry and statistics to make sure we have checked on all of the most important areas."
"Today's main focus was dealing with time pressure on Q section. The student is prone (for now) to missing multiple math questions she knows how to get due to time pressure; she has generally been patient in searching for answers so far but a hard time limit imposes anxiety. We will work through this next session."
"Today's main focus was setting up systems of equations given a word problem. In completing a variety of systems problems, we also spent some time on more complicated mean and median questions, as well as distance and rate questions."
"Today's session was devoted to working through/reviewing the Quantitative section that the student did on her own since our last meeting (Practice Test #2, Section 5). She had missed several questions, but they gave us some great opportunities to discuss strategies and review some content. We will continue reviewing this section next time."
"Today's tutorial covered both math and verbal. The student completed most of the homework and indicated that he was feeling better about combinations/permutations. We practiced one of the handshake-type questions because he was still unsure about those. We next turned our attention to data interpretation questions in the prep book. The student was able to do the calculations well, but sometimes missed a word or two in the question, so we re-emphasized the importance of careful reading. We finished up with reading comp, with a focus on logic-based questions. Homework will include comprehensive verbal and quant."