Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"For Tuesday's session we decided to split it up half and half between Reading and Math. The student performed sporadically on the reading portion as she did really well on some tests, but not so well on others. I think it was difficult for her to work out some of these tests because there were some philosophical passages this session again that were really hard. As for math she did well on the two tests we took."
"Today we focused on math sections that I gave her for homework. She will do a lot better with practice so I plan on assigning her some math every time. I also encouraged her to keep going over the math sections in the book over the topics on the review sheet I gave her. For homework I assigned an essay prompt, a reading section, math section, vocab section, and asked her to bring my 10 vocabulary words with the definitions. I also said that she could do a diagnostic that I sent her that we can go over next week."
"Went over probability and statistics. Gave him a review sheet to help him study. Also reviewed a writing assignment to help assist with outline construction. His writing as improved significantly. Assigned some light probability work for the weekend."
"We started with some assessment Math questions, especially practicing strategies for questions with variables. We will need to continue working on the math problems, especially word problems. I had her take a practice verbal section of the assessment which she did quite well. On the analogies, we worked on forming a sentence to explain the relationship between the words and she also did well on this."
"The student completed Section 2 (Math) of the Practice Test 2 for homework last week. He attained a raw score of 23.75 (his score on Practice Test 1 was 18.75). He continues to make improvement. We specifically practiced analogies, synonyms, and geometry concepts from the workbook. We also studied vocabulary. For next week, he will complete Section 3 from Practice Test 2 and study the next 4 pages of vocabulary."
"The student and I had a great first session. She is eager to learn and very self-motivated. We focused our session on math since that appears to be her weakest subject. To get a sense of her skill level, we worked through the math section of a SSAT practice test. She was initially intimidated by some of the problems but after practicing a few, and getting them right, she was more confident in her abilities. She was particularly strong with interpreting data, using percents and working with fractions; while word problems, integer operations and geometry will need some more review. I assigned her some fraction, decimal and percent problems for our next meeting. These are topics that I hope will help raise her confidence in math. Towards the end of our meeting, we looked at the verbal section of the test. She has been practicing on her own and had made flashcards of the vocabulary. We are off to a great start!"
"We began our session today looking at mathematics. I had assigned her to look at a section from a practice test, which we reviewed together. Overall, she did very well. In our next session, we will work through another similar section (timed). From here, we switched gears to analogies, which again, she did well with. Finally, she sent me a sample essay, and I assigned her reading comprehension and a mathematics section to work before our final session."
"We went over the student's math homework. It was pretty extensive. Since he has not done reading comprehension before, I gave him materials accordingly in addition to an SAT essay topic. I do not have any concerns from this session."
"I showed the student the flashcards available on the website and suggested she use them and register. I showed her links I made on my website to specific flashcard sets. We then reviewed items that she had completed independently at home. She was engaged and worked hard. She struggles with the reading of words and most of them are unfamiliar. I suggested we use a highlighter and highlight the correct answers allowing her to review them again at a later date. Hopefully she can recall some of our discussions. For homework she is going to complete some of the practice items and we will review those on our next visit."
"As the student and I got acquainted, we worked through part of a practice SSAT to assess his current skills, completing the first math section and most of the reading section. The student is very strong in math, only stumbling in the face of concepts he hasn't seen yet and long division; his reading interpretation skills will need some work, though. I have asked the student to complete a writing prompt on his own for next week."
"First we worked through a series of verbal analogy questions that were based off of what the student got wrong on his diagnostic test. Then we went through every type of reading comprehension passage and question in a diagnostic test manner-- I wrote down the trends in what he got right and wrong."
"Another good session, we spent it on the reading section and time management skills. Next week the student and I will start working on full sections of the test and practice his time management skills on more than one section at a time."