Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Final Math tune-up before student takes Math portion of exam on Sunday. Review full completed Math section from PT 2. Emphasis on minimizing silly errors, double-checking to see that what was answered was what was asked, and not giving up on problems, using brute force, estimation, or working backwards from choices to solve when other routes fail."
"Focused predominantly on the Math section of the assessment, reviewing Geometry basics - perimeter, area, angles, and so on. He should practice in his book and come with questions for the next session."
"Today we studied English and math. We also briefly discussed the essay rubric. No concerns to report. Based on the student's responses to the English section, her score is around a 29 in English, an improvement of three to four points. No concerns to report. The plan is for the student to complete extra practice before we meet again. We also plan to calculate more score estimates next time."
"Today the student and I worked on math after going over a few questions from her science homework. She has improved immensely in math and scored her best thus far on the online test. We discussed the questions she got wrong and she immediately understood where she went wrong and took notes on my explanations. She will be continuing working on math for homework."
"Worked through plane geometry concepts and practice, and the student did great! He got his scores from the assessment test and his English and reading went up several points, the sections we had focused on, while his math and science stayed the same, giving him a score of 22, one short of his goal of 23. Will do full practice math sections next week."
"The student and I first worked through a reading comprehension section and then an English section. I asked her to complete one reading comprehension, one English, and two essays for our next session."
"The student and I went over the practice passages that I had assigned her at her last session and continued to go over testing strategies and more practice problems. She is getting more and more comfortable with the material and is showing progress in math. I left her with more practice problems to go over."
"We did an introduction to the science and English sections of the assessment test today. The session began with us talking about basic concepts relating to the science section. We then worked through a science section the student had completed in preparation for the session, noting problems she had missed and discussing way to save time. Then we moved to the English section. I did an overview of English with focus on specific areas of the test. This will probably be her greatest challenge. At the end, I did an intro to the writing test. For homework, she'll work on writing, more English, and a math section."
"The student and I covered the English and math sections of the ACT. She has become very comfortable with the three C's ("concise, clear, consistent") and applying this strategy to the test. The student is also very comfortable with math. She is able to solve the first 30 to 40 problems with little to no help from me. She is well prepared for her upcoming test."
"The student and I got started going over his past test scores and some general ACT prep strategies before diving into a review of Math, his weakest subject. To help fill in the content the student has not yet learned, I also gave him a crash course in basic trigonometry to prepare him for the test he is taking this Tuesday."
"For homework, the student completed the last of the official ACT practice tests: her English score is still consistently high (33) and her Science score has increased (30). During today's session, the student completed a practice Science section under timed conditions and earned her best score so far (35!) while also finishing early, a great improvement. We spent the second hour of our lesson reviewing for the student's SAT Subject Test in Biology: I gave her an overview of the nervous system and also emailed some of my AP Biology resources on the other body systems. The student will be focusing on her SAT II studying this week, but if she has time she'll do a practice English section for homework. Scheduling: The student will email me by Thursday night with a proposed time for tutoring next Saturday."
"He and I had another good session. We are into the timing sections of our tutoring. He got back into the swing of things with a timed English section. Overall, I think he is doing well and just needs to get the hang of the timed sections. I also enjoyed meeting his sister today and hope I can help her with her upcoming exam in any way possible."