"Today, we picked up where we left off last week. I quizzed her on some things we covered last week, and made up problems that were similar to some of the math problems that stumped her last week. She did much better, which tells me she absorbed things from our last session. Next, we went through the math achievement sample problems she hadn't gotten to last week and all of the reading comprehension sample problems in my practice book. The RC sample consisted of one passage and 5 questions. The time/questions ratio for that section is 1:1, so I timed her initial passage reading - she figured out how to skim a passage in 60 seconds. Then I asked her a few basic questions that she should ask herself immediately after reading a passage in the real test - what is the main idea, what general topic does each paragraph cover, and what kind of passage is it. Then, I asked her to categorize each question (there are 6 types) and tell me her strategy for each type of question. Next, she answered the questions (all correctly). We went to the practice test and picked another passage + 5 questions. I timed her doing the reading (60 seconds), asked her about main idea/passage type/paragraph summaries, then timed her answering the 5 questions (4 minute maximum). We figured out that during the test, she could take about 30 questions to ask herself the main idea and summaries questions (in order to anticipate the test questions) and still have more than enough time to answer the test's questions. She has excellent reading comprehension skills. We still had some time, so I gave her a couple of 5-question math sets, and timed her -- 5 minutes for each set. She came in under 5 minutes each time, which is perfect. There were a couple of questions that stumped her. I told her to always just put a question mark next to those and go back to them after she's answered all the easy questions. Next week, I'll continue quizzing her on difficult math concepts and timing her on the other sections, and also start to go over the writing section. She really impressed me with her test-taking speed this week!"