Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Student A and I continued working on reducing fractions today. I decided to switch to concepts of division so that she can really master that, which will make reducing fractions so much easier for her. She got the hang of division problems so quickly, and I gave her some practice problems to do, and we will continue to tackle reducing fractions during our next session. Once she masters these concepts, we will work on reading graphs, which is another major component of the exam. We worked on math for most of our session, so did not have much time for reading. However, we did get to begin the questions on a particular passage, which is more difficult than the ones she has been doing in the past and will help her master the more difficult questions on the exam. Student B truly knows how to read graphs now, and I am so proud of her for that. We are still working on answering particular questions about graphs, such as knowing key words such as "most," "least," "greatest," etc. Next time, I want to begin to do some number line work with her, such as counting by 2's, 3's, and 5's, which will help her on all kinds of math problems on the exam. As far as reading goes, she did really well on her reading passage that she read herself. I know that she definitely can do this portion of the exam, as long as she knows that this section must automatically trigger intense focus. We'll get there though! I know we will."
"Today was our first session, and we were able to accomplish quite a bit since the student's mother was able to administer a practice test beforehand. She has not completed a practice of the writing section yet, but her mother said that she was going to do that this week. We went over the basic principles of the test, and I was able to figure out what areas to focus on. Overall it was a great session."
"We started off with a word review game and then the student did a practice test. Then she did a math section and was correct in all the problems she answered. Lastly she did a partial reading comprehension section, and she only missed four."