Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"ACT Reading - Score 30 untimed; struggles: timing Left with: ACT Reading Diagnostic via VT online, Reading practice test (timed)"
"Worked on some specific Math concepts (absolute values & inequalities); practiced essay-writing & discussed basic strategies; practiced English & grammar (use of commas in particular)."
"The student and I worked on the reading section of the ACT today. We went through her practice test, on which reading was the weakest section. For the first two passages, we slowly went through each question and I explained how to arrive at the correct answer. We focused a lot on how it is easy to be misled in the reading section and I explained how alternative answers are set up to look like plausible answers and how to carefully choose the correct one. The student seemed to understand the material and these strategies. So, for the next two, I gave her a ten minute time limit on each to read through and answer all ten questions. On the first, she spent a lot of time on the first three questions, got them right and the next seven wrong. After explaining the correct answers, we talked about timing strategies and ways that she could quickly and accurately identify the correct answer. When we tried it again on the fourth passage, she got 70% of the questions correct -- an incredible improvement! All in all, we did some good work today and I am hoping to see a big improvement on the reading score of her next practice test."