Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We began the session with a review of the reading passages I'd sent on Monday night as well as several practice passages on a website. I'm beginning to see a few more right answers and a bit more confidence and speed in answering these types of questions. We'll keep working regularly on these passages, and I'm confident that I'll see even more improvement by this time next week. We next spent significant time going through geometry word problems. He's beginning to catch his errors, taking the problems through to their correct conclusions instead of stopping a step or two early. We'll continue to work on these problems to build up his speed, and he'll make an effort to memorize the important formulas that he's still fuzzy on, but I'm definitely seeing improvement in this area as well. We concluded the session with some more vocab review. The student has good retention, and we'll continue to review the trickier words in our future sessions. I'm sending him some vocab words as well as two critical reading passages to review tonight, but he knows to do his studying in moderation. He'll take a practice test tomorrow morning, and we'll go over the results in our afternoon session. Steady progress every day - keep up the hard work!"
"Today, the student and I continued doing practice problems, primarily algebra and geometry problems. We focused specifically on quantitative comparison problems, because she was having trouble grasping the strategy behind approaching these problems. We worked on how to use all of the information given and only solve the problem up until the point where she can answer the question, without actually solving it. She is going to complete a practice set for next week, and work on memorizing her flashcards."
"We worked exclusively on the essays today, deconstructing some of the winning features of high-scoring example essays, for both "Analyze an Issue" and "Analyze an Argument", and then planning responses for prompts in both categories."