Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student did extremely well on the practice test she completed for homework--about 200 points over her last practice exam. We began going over each of the parts. We also worked on some vocab."
"During this session the student and I started out by working on the reading section. The student's biggest concern is that she gets very inconsistent scores on the ACT and would like to perform well on all the sections. We discussed the strategy for reading that she's used on previous ACTs. She reported that she reads the passage quickly first, underlining and making notes for herself along the way, then she moves on to the questions. She also reported that she runs out of time towards the end and has not been able to complete the fourth passage. I suggested that she start by looking at the questions that refer to specific lines in the text first, marking them before she reads, so that she can answer them first. I also suggested that she make sure she spends no more than 3 minutes reading, aiming for about 8:30 total per passage. We went through all the passages on PT4, discussing specific strategies for narrowing down where to find the answer in the text as questions came up. The student achieved a score of 29 for this section. Although she would like to score better, for the first time, the student managed to finish all four passages within the time limit."
"Exponent problems, math word problems, strategies for attacking SAT math problems, improving paragraphs questions, improving sentences questions. Tutoring session went very well."