Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I began the session by going over some of the math problems I had given her for homework. I gave her about 60 problems, and she was able to complete about half of them. She got through most of the 30 fine, and we went over the ones she was stuck on, most of which was reminding her how to approach quadratics and other function problems. I then timed her on completing a reading section that was particularly difficult. She got through 3/4 readings, and we went through the answers together. Even though it was a very hard section, she got more right than wrong, and I encouraged her to think positively about it. My goal today was to have the session be a bit more challenging so that our last session on Friday can be slightly less so, and she will end feeling optimistic about the test. After going over the reading, time was up. I asked her to complete a full diagnostic test if possible before Friday, timing herself, and practicing the strategies I have taught her."
"For today's session, we covered all the sections on the ACT. The student completed, for extra practice, 2 English passages under his prescribed time limit (9 min) and scored 23/30. We reviewed all the questions and the grammar points each question addressed. He then did a 3rd timed passage and was able to answer 13/15 questions correct. He is showing a lot of improvement on the English section in general, as long as he maintains his concentration throughout the section. He has 2 English passages for extra practice. Next, we talked about the reading section. He completed a timed prose passage for me and did well answering the questions. He has 2 more reading passages for extra practice. We then moved on to science. I gave him some tips on how to answer questions about passages that he doesn't understand. We also worked on timing by allowing him at most 40 seconds on each question and 1.5 min for the passage portion. He has 3-4 passages to work on for extra practice. Finally, we reviewed some of the more difficult math problems."
"We reviewed all of the sections today. He raised his overall score to a 34!! That's a 3-point difference from his last official test. Well done!!"