Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed SAT Practice Test 1, CR and Writing sections. The student scored 570 on CR, 650 on Writing. He was asked to complete Sections 4 (CR) and 6 (Writing) from Practice Test 2 for HW."
"The session began with a review of the student's homework, which included a worksheet featuring 15 grade-level words. He did well on the assignment, but his recall of the words needed a bit of work. So we spent some time working with the words in context and in isolation. For homework, he will make word flashcards using these terms and study them often. Next, we spent time reviewing the first 20 questions of his re-do of Section Five of his PSAT booklet. He did much better this time around, as he seems to know more than he realizes about grammar, usage, and vocabulary. During the course of the review we reinforced the ideas of subject/verb agreement, singularity/plurality, parallel structure, and more. Finally, he got more math practice, first as we finished reviewing Section Four of the PSAT booklet; then he worked questions 1 through 5 of Section 7 of Practice Test One, which he will complete for homework. We spoke about his confidence and his approach to the work. We will spend more time on boosting his confidence in future sessions."
"The student completed a full SAT test before her last session, which was great because we were able to pinpoint what areas still needed a bit of work. Her writing section had been suffering a bit, so we went over the grammar rules for the SAT such as subject - verb agreement. We also reviewed the rest of the test. She only had a few mistakes in the math section, which was great, and her reading section has also improved a lot, but we reviewed again how to make the best choice in the reading section when you are down to two choices. We also brainstormed an essay to get her used to thinking of examples quickly and formulating an argument. Lastly, we did a reading and writing section together to help her pinpoint the areas in which she can improve. Since she's completed many sections in the tests, I assigned her to finish the remainder SAT Test 4 and 5. If she has time, she should also finish SAT test 6 before our next session."