Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This was our first meeting so we reviewed the student's practice test that he completed last week. He did fairly well. We will start focusing on skills and timing next session."
"The student and I had a great session today!!! We started our session by completing the question of the day on the tutoring website in the Reading section. We then went over Reading Comprehension exercises in the test prep book. We discussed the different types of questions pertaining to comprehension, and paragraph structure. Next, we covered Verbal Reasoning skills in the book. We discussed how certain words go together in groups, and recognizing word patterns. Then, we went over critical comprehension flashcards. We worked predominately on summarizing, and then answered the question about the text. We went over how to summarize, and what to look for. I demonstrated how to summarize, and then he practiced. After we summarized we answered the questions about the text. He got over 90% of the questions correct, and answered them much faster than before. We ended our discussion by going over summarizing, and I asked him if he would practice summarizing with his homework tonight-Social Studies reading. Great job!"
"In today's session we continued working through practice/diagnostic problems as a follow up on last session's work. We went over a handful of math problems I'd given him to finish up. From there, we moved on to discussing the language portion of the test. We worked through an entire language section over the course of the session and I taught him all the grammar rules he needed to know to answer each question correctly. For his homework I assigned him two sections of a new test: the mathematics (concepts & problem solving) and the language. I told him to time both as if he were in test conditions, as I personally believe he's nearly there to be able to complete all the problems within time. I do think he will run over the allotted time (I told him to finish anyway even if time ran out) but it will be good practice for the real thing, and I would like to see just how far he gets within the time limit at his current capabilities."