Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I covered mathematics. We did 30 problems together and I gave her freedom to do 15 on her own. She has consistently demonstrated a good work ethic and improvements across the board. I look forward to our next session."
"We went over The student's critical reading homework, and I timed her on a critical reading practice section. I advised her not to answer "primary" or "main point" questions since she struggles with those. We also worked on writing and math. I asked her to complete a reading section and a math section for homework."
"The student and I worked on all four sections today. Math is definitely her strong point, so I will leave that area for homework practice. We're still trying to get that reading score up. I've already seen some improvement and am confident that, if she can continue to be consistent with the practice I've assigned, she will bring that speed up even higher. Good job!"
"We spent the majority of the time working on reading comprehension, picking out the main idea and purpose of the passages. He learned a system of jotting down main ideas of each paragraph in the margin. We then went through the math homework and most of this went well. For the more challenging ones, we reviewed the math content and went over other techniques like back solving and estimating. For his homework this week, he should keep his notes and keep track of which questions he missed and come with specific questions so we can look at those and move forward."
"The student and I continued working on the math section of the ACT for the first part of our session. We reviewed the Pythagorean theorem, ratios, and greatest common factor. For the second half, the student worked on passages from the science section. After each passage, we discussed her responses together, concentrating on the problems that she answered incorrectly."
"Today, we covered the student's results from the most recent test she took. While she did well in math and English, we went over these sections to reinforce the strategies and pick up any needed review. Next week, we will experiment with different reading strategies until we find something that suits the student."
"The student and I worked on the English and Reading sections of the test tonight. She did fairly well on the English, she just needs to study the use of prepositions and prepositional phrases. Other than that, there wasn't any particular English topic that she struggled with. The reading sections went well."
"The student and I started the session by reviewing his recently completed Math homework. He showed progress, scoring 4 points better than he did on the April test. I will continue to assign him math sections and go over answers with him. We then moved on to English. We went through 3/4 of an English section together. By going through these questions with him, I was able to show him some of the standard questions asked by this section (when commas and semicolons are appropriate, how to reduce redundancy). Next session we will continue to do this. For homework I asked the student to go onto the website and complete a Math practice test and an English practice test."
"The student noted that she wanted to continue working on the math section. We reviewed angle theorems and geometry word problems. She demonstrated a grasp of most geometry and algebra questions by the end of the session."
"Today we took a lot of time to go over the different kinds of questions that would show up on the ACT writing section. We spent a lot of time working on punctuation and comma rules, and he's doing well overall. We also looked over the math practice exercises that I gave to him last time."
"We reviewed several math concepts (e.g. circle and triangle properties, logarithms, averages, functions, and more) before practicing the most difficult problems from a couple math sections. The student did well on these. We then practiced through several passages of English; he did very well on these. We wrapped up with the science section."
"The student and I discussed the differences between the SAT and the ACT. Using the ACT website's sample questions, she went through one sample English passage without any trouble. After that, I introduced her to the science section, where she completed 2 experiment passages. She struggled with the first one but did much better on the second one. We then did 24 hard math questions, reviewing trigonometry, matrices, and geometry as needed, and finished off with 2 sample reading passages on social sciences and literature. The student did well on both of these."