Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered a bit of everything in this session. We started with a Math review and talked over the word problems. I gave him some pointers on how to approach these problems as well as key words that indicate different operations. Also, in order to refresh his memory, we talked about properties of multiplications, union/intersection, and arcs/angles. We did a passage on the English section. He struggled a bit with speed and understanding the corresponding grammar rule for each problem. I assigned him a full English section to work through for extra practice over the coming week. For reading comprehension, we reviewed the prose passage that he had completed for homework. For the science section, we worked through 1 passage together, he worked through a second passage timed, and he completed a third (fairly) difficult passage also timed. He struggled on the third passage with understanding the flow of equations. After he was finished, we talked about how to approach a more difficult passage and what to do in terms of timing. For extra practice he has 4 science passages to work through."
"The student and I covered the different types of questions in the Reading section and did practice questions for each."
"The student had taken a practice English Test. She has room to improve in subject-verb agreement in complex sentences and her confidence in choosing the best answer. We will continue working to help her feel more confident with these questions. We also went over the practice math test. She did extremely well. She was able to solve the only problem that she missed after looking at it again. We did sets of timed practice questions to help her under pressure. She did well in general, although we need to keep practicing under time constraints. We finally moved on to the Science Reasoning. While doing some problems, she seemed to do really well. We went over some strategies to help her move more quickly and did some practice sets, where she performed quite well. I left her with her practice math test to finish at a slow pace, along with another practice math test to finish, working 8-10 problems at a time under a time constraint of 1 min/problem. She also will do a practice science test to see how she does with unlimited time."