Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I gave the student 3 practice essay prompts, and she chose one of these to do a timed essay for the first 25 min of our session. Compared to the essay she completed in-session last week, she created a much better thesis statement and the overall structure of her essay was dramatically better and more cohesive. She was able to utilize examples from both current events and personal life, utilized vocabulary words, and employed varied sentence structure. She additionally completed the essay with 5 min to spare! I think this essay would score a 9-10. To bump it up to the 12 range, I advised her to employ even more grammar, use transitions in between paragraphs, and to engage in more analysis versus summary. We used the rest of our session together to complete the remaining high yield vocab words and I began quizzing her on them. Next week (on her own) she will complete a practice full length SAT to identify any key areas she would like to brush up on during our last two sessions together."
"Worked on writing skills, including word choice and transitions. Reviewed essay from school assignment."
"Covered 3 math sections from the practice guides. I showed the student a few tricks to deal with the toughest problems and taught him a couple of concepts on combinatorics and factorization that he didn't know."