Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I worked on a cross-section of the assessment. I focused on the fiction passages with him this session. There is a different strategy to responding to the fiction passages, and he needs some practice in recognizing when the questions are asking you to get into the character or author's head and view things from their perspective. Grammar continues to be a pretty strong point for him, so I've asked him to write an assessment-style essay before our next session to work more on his writing skills. He said he'd like some review of advanced 3D geometry questions, so I'll highlight some of those for next session."
"Today, we split our time relatively evenly between all three sections. I really think the student has a strong handle on the critical reading section and is progressing very quickly in all the others! It's awesome to see! Our next session is scheduled for next Tuesday from 2-5. I assigned the student homework to write an essay based on the prompt I sent last time and to complete an entire test! The student can do it under test conditions so it counts as a practice test or break it into chunks to do each day. He should just make sure to time it and mark where he runs out and how much extra time he has left so we can use that data to help him prepare."
"The student and I reviewed several sections of a practice SAT he had completed. We then reviewed a writing section together. For homework, I assigned an additional practice exam to complete."