Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student will first take the verbal section of the assessment test, so today we worked on those three sections (picture classification, picture analogies, and sentence completion). She is doing an excellent job of using critical reasoning to find the correct answer, sometimes refining her explanation when it does not help her find the answer initially. She is also being more careful about looking at all of the answer choices to ensure she has made the right one. Between the three sections, she missed only two questions. She accidentally skipped a page during one of the sections, something she has also done while practicing with her mom. I had her go back through the section, and she discovered her mistake. On a future section, she actually checked the question numbers between the pages as she flipped forward, which I have encouraged her to do."
"I reviewed the Revolutionary War through the Vietnam War with the student, which was a significant amount of years. This was a basic overview. Then, I spent extra time on the Civil War and its causes and affect, then World War I and World War II, and finally the Vietnam war. I also spent more time going through the specifics of the 1960's and 1970's, as I tried to focus on a few decades every class. He then read the material from English Prep Test books, and then answered questions on sentence structure, grammar, commas, and punctuation marks. He did very well on the exams. He got 34 out of 40 questions correct. We will continue to do this in his next class too. He did very well."
"We continued to go over the practice test we started last week and began reviewing how to find perimeter/area of rectangles, went over how to find angles of lines intersecting parallel lines, properties of linear equations. We also began to delve into the science questions, where I introduced Mendelian genetics, being able to glean information from the problems. We also focused on an important test-taking strategy of elimination. The student has a habit of reading through every single question repeatedly and spending too much time on a question. I advised her to narrow down the answers to two choices, mark the question, and move on. Later, she should come back and just make a decision before the end of the test. This way, she can at least get through all the questions instead of spending 20 valuable minutes on one question."