Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During this tutorial, the student and I covered the basics of the test. We talked about its format and scoring during the first 15 minutes. Then, we talked about average scores for the schools she wants to attend. I spoke with her about general projections for how many questions she will need to answer correctly to fall within the schools' ranges and explained that the SAT is part of a larger academic and extracurricular picture college admission officers are considering. From there, we did a few practice questions for each skill the SAT assesses. From this, the student has amassed a set of notes that detail strategies for each type of question. This includes how to annotate reading passages, how to work through variable substitution, and how to tackle sentence completion problems. The student identified math as her biggest challenge, and this is where she struggled most in tutorial. We dissected several problems, and I am going to send her solution sets for a few more so that she can see how to do this work. Because the math section tests many skills we could not get to in two hours, I gave her some study tips to use during her regular math instruction at school (because so much of what she is learning in Algebra 2 and Trigonometry will translate well into her SAT performance). At the end of our session, I gave the student an introduction to the grammar work in the Writing section of the test. Adeline had problems with this section because there are some grammar concepts that she cannot recognize as right or wrong. We will continue to work on grammar as our sessions progress. I also advised the student that reading as much as she can in newspapers and from classic literature will expose her to a lot of the grammar issues she could not identify, while solidifying concepts she understands already. I am going to send her an email this weekend with some follow up materials I recommend."
"Graded and explained all questions from the Top 50 ACT Pretest. Explained the Essay and reviewed the student's previous test. Discussed the test grammar."
"Went over reading and writing. Improvement on vocab, still needs more help on CR. She's doing a test for next week."