Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The first 45-60 minutes were spent working on the English section of a practice test. I taught him a new strategy: reading the whole passage first and then going over the questions. This proved to be effective for the questions that revolved more around usage and sentence placement. We reviewed some basic grammar and sentence structure as well. After that, we went over another practice math section. I encouraged him to skip (and return if time permits) those questions with very long introductions as he only has an average of one minute to answer each question. This strategy should enable him to maximize the number of questions he answers. We also went over some general structure of the math section. For example, it gets relatively more difficult as it goes on, there are always a standard number of geometry, algebra, and trigonometry questions. Since there are only four trigonometry questions per college entrance test, I told him to focus on the other types of math tested. I introduced him to logarithms and some basic principles as well. Before leaving, I assigned him the task of checking the answers to the practice tests and understanding them. He knows most of the material. He does seem to have gotten a bit faster in answering questions in general since our last session. Hopefully, reviewing the material by going through these practice tests will help even more."
"Today, the student and I reviewed geometry formulas and completed practice college entrance exam math problems. We went over categories and strategies for the science portion of the exam and completed an entire science practice test."
"We worked on strategies for the writing samples and how to tackle reading questions from informational texts. We finished with geometry review."