Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered reading comprehension and analogies, and vocabulary. The student is smart and capable, and I think growing his vocabulary will increase his placement exam potential score significantly."
"Tonight we started with some sample passages from the reading section of the exam. We did a total of around a dozen questions from three different passages each in the social sciences and fiction sections. The student is a very strong reader. His performs most impressively in vocab and is good at using context to help him define words. Specific to this topic, we discussed strategies he can employ to help him with difficult questions. Where he seems to need help is with conceptual questions concerning "tone" and implied meaning. We discussed strategies to help him in these categories. Such strategies include rereading the question, the passage and using key vocab. I believe we will work on more passages like these in the future. In math, we only spent a half hour reviewing algebra. He seems to need a little work in some algebraic concepts, such as solving for x in equations involving both multiplication and addition. I think we will continue to work on such problems. We then started to practice with probability which he seems to be able to execute in the calculation stage. However, I think we will spend some more time on the concept behind probabilities. Overall he is a bright student, and demonstrates it clearly in all our exercises."
"Worked solely on math. Reviewed strategies and the some of the practice problems in book and SSAT middle level Part One."