Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, we focused on reviewing grammar/math. Finally, we ran a few reading passages, focusing on getting certain info from prose passages."
"The student did half of an assessment test and did very well on both English and Reading (again!). I assigned him some practice. Today we did a few science passages together. We then worked on timed mini-sections of an actual Math assessment test."
"The student and I went through the rest of her math diagnostic test, and looked through an English test as well. We concentrated on sequences and proportions in math, and agreement and apostrophe errors in English."
"The session went very well. After covering time-management strategies, we jumped right into English and Science practice, honing in on specific issues he had with grammar and science questions. His percentages indicate he is making steady progress, and I look forward to our next session!"
"I gave an overview of the ACT with layout/strategies for each section and reviewed results from the practice test. The student is taking a science test to confirm previous results. We will continue to focus on math and English. We decided on only one session per week until closer to the exam."
"The student and I worked very hard at math yesterday, focusing on factoring, word problems, and simplifying. We corrected a few problems she had worked on the previous session and then used several tools to solidify these concepts. At the end I had her complete more practice test problems while timing her. She is planning to continue taking ACT tests in the spring and summer. We will meet twice next week before the March test"
"The student worked on math worksheets, which tested the application of the distance formula and the Pythagorean theorem. The student also worked through a practice English section."
"We worked on a little bit of each section. The math and science continue to be strong subjects for the student. We worked on English, focusing on identifying the issue and predicting the solution. We also did reading, focusing on inference questions and older texts. This practice also went very well, despite being challenging."
"We worked on reviewing math subjects that the student hasn't worked on in a while, such as geometry. We did a lot of practice problems, pinpointing what subjects we will focus on more in the future. We also did a bit more science practice."
"She did a practice ACT exam that was about half the length of a full one. She did pretty well on English and Reading and struggled mostly with math. Timing was not an issue as she completed the exam in a good time range. We will be focusing on her problem solving skills moving forward."
"Today, I introduced him to the reading section of the ACT. After giving him an overview of the section and basic strategies, he took the reading comprehension section of test 1 in his ACT book. We went over each passage after he finished it. Overall, he was very strong in interpreting the passage, identifying the main point, describing the tone, and understanding metaphoric language. He received a scaled score of 28, which places him in the 85%. This is a very strong score as he is beginning to practice this section. He was about equally strong in the arts and literature as he was in the studies and sciences passages. He had the most difficulty with questions that asked what the author implied. We will continue reviewing each of the sections next week."
"For our first session, we looked at the Math section for first half of the time and English the second half of the time. With Math, we looked mainly at geometry since that is the subject he has the least experience in. We looked at geometry problems that were multi-layered and complicated like those that appear in the latter part of the test in order to also go over techniques in solving these more complicated problems. We looked at how to work our way towards the solution step by step by either recognizing initial steps that we can do or by identifying the final step we will have to do, figuring out what must be done to get to that step, figuring out what must be done to get to that point, and so on. With English, we talked about a couple of general techniques and some unique grammar rules like em dashes."