Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Thursday the student and I met for the first time to work on the ACT. We started by working through some math problems that she was unsure how to solve, but that was rather short as there were only a couple. We then moved on to the English section of the ACT. First we identified her strengths and weaknesses - I had already talked with her previous tutor, so I had an idea of what those would be and had considered solutions for tackling any difficulties. After a very short lecture on what strategies I thought she should adopt to practice slowing down and what things she should look out for to identify key concepts we dove into a test. We timed the test in a very particular way to get her to review the material at a consistent pace. She was still fast, but she took the time to re-read and correct mistakes in each section, which was rather helpful. Overall her results were very good, with 5 incorrect answers total. She and I have one more extended session for next Saturday for which I am reviewing a couple of her essays. We will discuss writing strategies and try to iron out any other problems with the test in general, which occurs the following week!"
"The student and I began our session by working on math. We finished going over the problems that he had missed on his diagnostic test. He did better on factoring and foiling expressions, and was able to apply the idea of foiling to expressions with imaginary numbers. He and I also worked on math questions from an ACT practice test. He said that he thought the questions in the first part of this section were pretty easy. In the second half of the session, he and I worked on reading. We read a passage from a diagnostic test, and we talked about it paragraph-by-paragraph to find its main ideas. We also worked on the questions for one reading passage from a practice ACT test. He did better on this passage - he was able to summarize the passage's main ideas by himself."
"We covered mostly the Mathematics section of the ACT, and talked about a few testing strategies. Also clarified the more complicated questions, and I will find a few more of those to practice next time."