Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student went over spelling words,comprehension,vocabulary words and math problems. He did very well on his multiplication and division problems. His ability to pay attention to details while reading has increased substantially. He also seems more eager to work on his multiplication problems. For homework, he will work on a writing activity and some other worksheets. "
"Introduction: Strategy/Tips/Study Plan: Vocabulary-30-50 words per week. Critical Reading: Sentence-level: strategies, problems. Essay writing-The student gave me 4 papers she had written previously."
"The student and I had our last session. We did lots of timed practice on math and science. We talked through some reminders for test day and about getting sleep and eating breakfast. He is going to do great! "
"During this session, the student and I worked on the final supplemental sections for her common application, and on two applications for other schools. She perfected the original essay that she began in the first session and attached it to the common application."
"I helped the student with the pre-writing process, from formulating an opinion to thinking of examples that support his thesis and organizing them. He now has a good understanding of how to complete the entire essay in 30 minutes. I then reviewed the core concepts in the math section that he had previously struggled with, but has since mastered. As for the other student, I focused on teaching her vocabulary words that frequently appear on the test. At the end, I made certain that she was comfortable with the formatting of the math test and reviewed all the concepts I had covered in the previous sessions. Both her math and verbal scores have improved by about 20% relative to her diagnostic test score."
"In this session, I helped the student prepare for his chemistry exam on Thursday. We went over a worksheet/study guide that was given to him by his teacher. The study guide focused on molarity, gas laws, and types of bonds. The main approach I used in this session was to help him list what is known in the problem, what the problem wants him to find, and then how to set up the problems to get the correct answer. This will help him solve the problems on his exam."
"Geometry: went through his test corrections on logic, factoring, triangles, and parallel lines. He did well with the topics we've recently gone over."
"The student had completed her homework of a practice math section from the first practice test. We went over the answers she had issues with, then spent the rest of the session to discuss how to approach the essay portion of the exam. She practiced by writing a sample essay to a prompt in 30 minutes."
"Today we went over the student's completed 'ideal assessment essay'. I wrote down a sheet of tips for him that we had covered in the process of writing the essay. Finally I proofread and edited an essay for his writing class."
"During this session, we focused on techniques associated with the physics-oriented passages on the physical sciences section of the MCAT. The passage we worked on illuminated techniques that help improve the efficiency of the student's test taking skills. We then reviewed the homework that I had given him during the previous section. He explained his thought process for each question he had answered, which I believe will help him improve his accuracy when he takes the exam. I found that when he explained the concepts behind questions he got wrong, he ended up correcting his mistakes without any additional input from me. He is very intelligent and is working hard! With a little confidence, I believe his score will greatly improve!"
"This week, the student and I worked with SAT reading-- he is doing better, especially with his second try after we grade the first round."
"We went over single variable equations, combining integers, adding decimals, and converting decimals to percents and vice versa. We went over his problems focusing in English, talked about some new study techniques, and read some sample passages. The student needs to work on the integers, and with negative numbers and decimals, and general focus."