Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Tonight the student practiced vocabulary, reading, math (arithmetic and algebra), and writing (comparative adjectives vs. superlative adjectives, placement of modifiers, comma placement, semicolon usage, etc.). She had a great attitude tonight. We did review some strategies, including looking for context clues (sentence completion), leaving out words and phrases that are not essential in order to clarify the essential parts of the sentence (writing, some reading questions), and eliminating answer choices (useful for all subjects)."
"Today the student did a complete set of Math sections from the SAT prep book. That is, she did all three Math sections from a single exam. The total score value of her results is between 540 and 600, for that test. This sets a good baseline. She has been applying the test taking strategies very well. As a result her answers are very accurate, and she hardly gets more than one question wrong. Now we will begin to focus more and more on the styles of difficult questions and the kind of thinking necessary for her to tackle harder questions. I imagine that with practice and exposure to more types of questions she can break through 600 to consistently higher scores."
"We started our first session with an introduction to the test, its scoring and especially the principles covered in the math sections, as presented in the Study Guide. We worked through about 25 sample math questions before finishing with a dozen multiple choice writing questions. She knows the math fairly well. For the writing, I will be recommending resources to build vocabulary."