Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We made sure to cover analogies because of all the verbal reasoning skills. Analogies are the most teachable and accessible to learn. We did a series of practice tests and I walked through all of the operations with the student."
"We reviewed some math concepts such as percentages and geometry terms, and the student took a portion of a math practice test. Then, we worked on trying to narrow vocabulary definitions when you do not know the words, using some techniques such as using words you know, working on prefix and suffixes, foreign language and the way the word sounds. We also worked on how and when to guess. We spent the last part of the session on reading comprehension. We need to do some more work on finding details in the paragraphs. The student is supposed to complete an essay so I can review it tomorrow, and make flashcards for prefixes and suffixes. We will start with reading comprehension at the next session."
"The student had completed two verbal practice tests and a reading comprehension practice test. We went through the incorrect answers and added new vocab definitions to his vocabulary pool. In math, we reviewed all aspects of graph making, plotting points, finding the slope. Also, we reviewed solving for an unknown (variable). We continue to review and practice using negative numbers with all operations, which can be confusing. As we near the testing date, I will emphasize his need to act methodically, not too fast, and to write out his math work as he can calculate well in his head but also can make unseen mistakes that way. So, the first code word to himself is "methodical" and the second word is "write". He has a great, natural, positive attitude toward working on problems; his need will be to temper his tendency to be too quick."