Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In today's session, I introduced tutoring and talked briefly with student. We discussed a pre-test and performed a quick diagnostic on the college entrance exam math section, and discussed several math skills."
"The student and I finished studying for the college entrance exam today. We focused on reading as she requested. She did a good job!"
"Since the student already felt that she had covered the material she needed to know for the college entrance exam pretty thoroughly by this session, we began by doing a timed practice test on the shortest section (reading). She finished several minutes early, and we reviewed her answers. For one reading selection, we focused on understanding what the question was asking, as well as going back to the text to find the answer rather than making a generalization based on a quick reading. Finally, we did a practice test for the writing section, which she found out today that she will be taking. She was able to effectively plan a persuasive essay and make relevant points to support her opinion. We then focused on a few grammar issues. She effectively used two dashes to set off a parenthetical thought, using the technique we had practiced together. I reminded her that when using commas in a list, she should put a comma after each item but not before the first item, and that when starting a sentence with a pronoun, she should make sure it is clear what or who the pronoun is referencing. She seemed well-prepared to take the text the next day."