Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I continued to work on CR questions. I have assigned him 100 vocab words to memorize for next week. By working through enough words, we should be well positioned for the test."
"The student and I discussed various test taking strategies, like process of elimination, reading the questions first, and strategically skipping questions. We mainly worked on the long passages but then ended with some grammar."
"The student did a chronological series about the life of a snake, and I drew a series of apples to help her learn the difference between even and odd numbers."
"Continued work on TOEFL listening, focusing on practicing timed sections from the prep book. The student has no issue with timing."
"We worked on a critical reading section from a real past SAT. We also read and analyzed two articles from the Science section of the New York Times, asking and answering questions about it that mimic SAT questions."
"The student and I went over questions related to the critical reading section in addition to building and reviewing the vocabulary flash cards she has already learned. We will continue to focus on building vocab and answering passage based questions."
"Today we reviewed more geometry, specifically focusing on circles, rectangular solids, cubes, and cylinders. We went over the volume and surface area of each and did example problems. We then did a timed section of a practice SAT."
"Worked with the student to determine areas of focus (Verbal - vocabulary; Math - graphing and circles; Writing - Essays). Discussed study habits and test taking strategies to determine where student could make biggest improvements."
"The student and I worked on math a great deal during our session today. He showed significant improvement in this section, and is also continuing to show progress in reading comprehension. I look forward to our next meeting on Tuesday."
"We covered simplifying fractions, solving for x in fractional quantities, determining the domain of a function, rate problems, and several other subtopics of SAT Algebra. I then asked the student to do 10 Passage-Based reading flashcards for next time."
"The student and I worked on math, and then took a look at the other two sections. I believe that we'll be okay in the long run."
"Went over practice problems from critical reading and math sections. Discussed ways to get more practice with critical reading passages. Also talked about studying root words to prepare for the critical reading vocab section."