Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I hope what we went over was a little help, we can review the next time we meet. We've so far focused on quantitative comparison questions because they are broad in their content and it was a good place to start. As we continue to study, let's continue practicing QC problems but also begin working on the other question types. Looking forward to our next meeting."
"In our session, the student and I primarily worked on completing full-length SAT Writing Sections. During the session, the student completed both multiple choice writing sections and the essay, and her scores show considerable progress. Estimating her essay around 10, the student scored within the 640-670 range, a 120+ increase since her last SAT test. I assigned the student a significant amount of homework since she will be gone this next week. The following week, we will meet every day, Thursday through Sunday, to prepare for her test date. the student has made great progress, and I'm excited to see how she does in the following sessions :) "
"During today session the student and I did several subjects. We began with her homework which included pictographs. She is doing an great job with spelling and contractions. She has not missed any of her words this week. For science I had hew look at video for coniferous forest. She was getting deciduous and coniferous forest mixed up."
"The student and I reviewed for an upcoming test. We focused on using the quadratic equation and its applications. She practiced graphing quadratics and how to find intercepts of the graph. The other student and I reviewed topics involving linear equations and word problems. He has very strong reasoning skills and was able to work out word problems easily. We also worked on more problems where he had to balance a scale with different objects on them."
"The student and I finished one homework sheet and one side of another homework sheet. I made sure she not only finished the homework but truly understood the concepts. We practiced multiplying fractions and she was able to multiply them very quickly. We also worked on converting mixed numbers to improper fractions. She had some trouble before with reducing fractions, so I practiced that with her. We also practiced adding and subtracting fractions and multiplying fractions by whole numbers."
"I met the student for one hour to continue our discussion on asymptotes. I showed her how to differentiate between when a rational function has a hole from when it has an asymptote which is determined by whether or not the top and bottom can be factored in such a way that the discontinuity can be canceled out. We also spent a bit of time going over how one finds out whether or not there is a horizontal asymptote. This relates to the function value as x approaches positive and negative infinity. This concept has not really been taught yet so It was difficult to communicate. I think that she understands the basic idea that if the numerator and denominator having the same degree but different leading coefficients, then there will be a horizontal asymptote. If the denominator has a higher degree then the asymptote will be zero. There will be no horizontal asymptote if the degree of the numerator is higher than the denominator."
"During this session, the student and I continued our work on fractions. This has proved a challenging concept for her but I believe that we have successfully mastered multiplying and dividing fractions. After finishing fractions, we will be ready to move on to work on verbal."
"We focused on his weakest ACT subject, math. There are a few topics (geometry, functions, etc.) we'll need to hone in on during upcoming sessions, but he has a much better grasp of certain concepts than his practice test revealed!"
"The student and I had another wonderful session! We did a math practice exam, a reading practice exam, and auditory comprehension practice. We also completed a fact vs opinion exercise and worked on parts of speech (noun, verb, adjective). Great session."
"The student and I worked on a review packet she had started in class. She has a solid understanding of how to evaluate algebraic equations and was able to apply this knowledge to effectively answer questions. She asked to review certain topics including: (1) Translation= Sliding the graph... (x +1, y-2) means Move the point Right 1 and down 2 (2) Rate of Change: which is simply a synonym for slope (3) Evaluation of Proportions: Enlargement of a photo to a poster and solving for width of poster (4) Finding the equation given an x, f(x) chart (4) Multiplying= Add Exponent.....4^1 * 4^2= 4 ^ (1+2)= 4^3; Dividing= Subtract Exponents....4^ 4/4^2= 4^(4-2) = 4^2; Negative Exponent means you do 1 over the whole expression with a positive exponent...4^-2= 1/4^2."
"During our first session, we covered commonly tested writing errors including misplaced modifiers, idioms, faulty comparison, faulty parallelism, and number agreement. We also practiced for the math section, working on divisibility, rates and ratios, geometry, and strategies such as picking values and plugging in answer choices."
"During our first session, the student and I went over which portions of the ACT she was having difficulties with. After finding out she was nervous about her reading, I made sure to give her some pointers that would help her keep her thoughts organized, save time on the test, and, hopefully, overall achieve a better score. We then went through a diagnostic English test so that I could gauge exactly what she needed help on, and create tests that will help practice her English skills. We then moved on to practicing several reading passages. Along the first two tests I sat next to her and talked her through the new techniques I had previously shown her. We ended the session by practicing with two science tests."