Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed the full-length practice test that she did for homework and worked through two practice test sections (math and reading)."
"I went through a diagnostic test with the student to better understand her approach of the test. I am having her go through the SAT prep book before next session, as well as make flash cards."
"This was our first session together, so we started with a general discussion of testing strategies and her general feelings toward the SAT in general and its format, etc. For example, when I looked at her score report from a previous SAT, I noticed that she had almost no omitted questions. We discussed the fact that it is preferable to omit a question rather than provide an incorrect answer. We then moved on to the writing section of the SAT, her strongest section. We first talked about the essay and I gave her the PIE (point, illustration, explanation) planning strategy, which she liked and used readily. We also used the sample essays provided in her test prep book to examine what makes a good vs. okay vs. bad essay in terms of the 1-6 scores. We finished up the session looking at the multiple choice writing section questions. We discussed the fact that testing fatigue can be avoided by moving between question types, so long as she is careful when marking down answers. She was left with an essay and multiple choice writing section questions for homework."