Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I focused on science today. She completed 7 or 8 drills that encompassed all of the question types on the science test. She did pretty well, and I think she increased her understanding of the types of answers the ACT likes. We also went over her missed questions on her recent practice test."
"Student is starting online AP Physics. We have thoroughly gone through the first 4 chapters, with the student solving 2/3 of the given problems. His class is just beginning to go through chapter 2. Our plan is to stay 2 - 4 chapters ahead of his class so that when he studies the material with the instructor in class, it will be a review of what he has already learned. At the beginning of each session, we review any questions he has about homework and concepts given out in class. This will allow him to focus on mastering the concepts he was introduced to via tutoring. I did this often as a student and found it to be a great way to master learning a subject. "
"In our session on Saturday we went through the 2 practice sections that the student had completed, discussing the problems that he missed. His Reading score was a 28. We went through some tips and approaches for the Reading and did a few passages together, and then talked about the essay for the remainder of the session. He is going to do as much practice as possible with the English before we meet again, as well as write two sample essays."
"We talked about the book, Out of the Furnace, that he will have to write about on his exam. He needs to read it. We spent a lot of time talking about possible themes and a thesis for this book , about writing tips, and about organization."
"We reviewed her English test and focused on use of commas and apostrophes. We then reviewed a math test she'd taken with her regular tutor. We emphasized the importance of noting details, including signs. Since her strategy is to be as careful and accurate as possible on the first 40-45 questions and guess on the last, more difficult 15-20, this attention to detail is really critical for her."
"The student and I reviewed another activity on monetary policy. Questions that were covered included the effects of changes in the money supply upon interest rates and aggregate demand, money supply/demand and the equilibrium interest rate (and related changes), the "theories" of money including the liquidity preference theory, and strategies the Federal Reserve will implement in order to adjust the money supply (referring to buying and selling Treasury securities)."