Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Student has a multiple-choice practice test to prepare for, so we used a couple of question sets from an AP prep book to discuss question strategies: process of elimination, how much context to consider when answering a question, author's point of view and tone, etc. She did well on the practice tests."
"The student practiced multiple choice in the test prep book. She did well, but it came out that she was still a little shaky when it came to identifying rhetorical devices and formal rhetorical names (antithesis, periodic sentence, analogy, etc.). Next week's session we've agreed to devote entirely to those."
"The student and I spent the entirety of this session practicing the argumentative essay prompt time for the advanced placement exam, paying close attention to essay formatting strategies and brainstorming appropriate types of evidence for use in the more open-ended prompts of this type. He demonstrates proficiency at bringing in outside sources from other subjects as necessary, which will be a great help to him if such argumentative prompts appear on the exam. He has the body paragraphs and conclusion of the essay to finish writing prior to our next session. After reviewing this, we will begin devoting the majority of our remaining sessions practicing timing in essay-writing."