Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During today's session, the student and I continued to work through practice problems from the test prep book. I assigned her practice questions for homework, which we will review and correct at our next session."
"The student and I reviewed the remainder of her test that she completed last night which was Test 10 and 2. She is averaging 0 to 2 wrong per section. We also did another essay, which she did fairly well in the introduction, conclusion and supporting points."
"The student and I worked on answering some of her questions about the nervous system. We are moving faster than expected which is good. We will move into doing practice tests soon. Thanks!"
"In our last session, the student and I reviewed the format of the test and some test-day tips. We read through the instructions for each section to review the directions, and reviewed what the pacing strategies were for each section. In addition, we did a section of critical reading as practice, focusing on careful reading and using prediction as a strategy. I asked him to do some speed rounds to improve his ability to make quick decisions based on educated guesses. I reminded him of all that he had learned and wished him good luck on the test."
"Continued to work on timing with the student, specifically in Science. He's facing an uphill battle as obviously the test is geared towards older students. Continuing to try and ease him in to the time constraints he'll be faced with."
"For this session, we went through Arithmetic- Math Section of the ACT. We specifically covered square roots, simplifying roots, multiplying roots, decimals and fractions, decimal ordering, complex fractions, compound fractions, percentage from a fraction, irrational/rational numbers, least common denominator, LCM, GCF, improper fractions, add/subtract/multiply/divide fractions, proportions, ratios, rate, volume, reciprocals, and absolute value."
"The student and I studied for a gender studies quiz he has tomorrow. We did so by defining the terms collectively, and then I modeled how to take our broad definitions and rewrite them as concise answers for his exam. He also participated in the writing of these answers. In general, he has a good grasp on the material he is expected to know. I think he stands a good chance of doing very well on the exam."
"Today the student finished the English section on the exam for diagnostic testing. We then began to review our grammar rules. I already saw improved understanding and am confident that he will improve significantly as we continue to review!"
"The student completed practice test 8 today. She scored 610 in reading, 610 in math, and 680 in writing. She is doing well with the increased difficulty of questions. I assured her that the actual test questions would probably be easier and that the final practice tests are essentially a worst-case-scenario of what she would face. I'm proud of her for incorporating specific examples in her essay and creating a mental image with visual details."
"The student had completed an essay for homework, so we reviewed that first. We then worked on her pre-writing for it. Her use of language was good. Then, we worked on one math section. We worked on reading and multiple choice writing, both of which she did very well on. In the reading section."
"We covered many concepts including algebraic manipulation, geometric interpretations of word problems, word and grammar usage, revision, passage reading, and data analysis. Our review spent time on each section of the ACT and was, thus, a thorough introduction to studying for each section. I asked her to work on the ACT study guide and, time permitting, provide a writing sample for our next meeting. She is a great student who learns quickly and has much potential. I know she will do well on the ACT because she is willing to work hard and spend time reviewing. I gave her strategies for each section of the ACT and look forward to reinforcing those and hopefully providing more when we next meet."
"Today, the student and I continued working on the ACT English section. We talked a little bit about the score she had received on her first ACT and I assured her that she has come so far and learned so much that I am confident her score will improve a ton. We worked on hyphens, dashes and parentheses errors, punctuation errors (exclamation and question marks), and semicolon errors. We reviewed the concepts and then she reasoned through practice questions using process of elimination. Overall, tonight was a great session and she is doing great paying attention, taking notes, and studying those notes between sessions. We are meeting again this Sunday to continue ACT prep."