Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Our first priority was to review the Science section to assess the student's progress. After warming up by examining each of the three passage types together, she tried the section on her own again, within the time limit. Her projected scaled score is at 29-31. We will revisit the section on Monday, and I am pleased with her progress. We spent the remaining time discussing the expectations for the Writing section and how to get the most points out of one's essay. The student created a sample outline in response to an ACT Writing prompt, which was then modified into a persuasive essay. She understands the format well, and her ability to brainstorm and organize her thoughts quickly will give some cushion when it comes to actually composing the essay. We will wrap this section on 9/8 by annotating the essay for use as a study artifact and then commence targeted review of each section."
"We went over strategies for each section, and the student did well on everything. The math is where we will most likely focus in our sessions. His homework is skills book 2-9 and the trig practice problems. Also, he should do Practice Test 4, timed."
"In this session, the student and I reviewed by going over part of each of the four sections of the ACT. He had completed a practice test of the math section, so we went over the problems that he had gotten wrong. We went over trigonometry and how to set up expressions for a few word problems. Then, he and I moved on to the reading section. He did better with the fictional passage than he did with the nonfiction passage. Based on the fact that he feels more comfortable with fictional reading passages, we decided that it would be better for him to first work on the prose fiction and the humanities passages when he takes the ACT, saving the nonfiction passages for later. Then, the student and I did one passage from the science section. He missed only 2 problems on this section and had no major problems. Finally, in the English section, he also did a good job. I recommended that he continue to time himself as he studies in the future and that he read widely to improve his reading comprehension. I wish him best of luck on the ACT!"