Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student continued to do better on his writing. He's clearly good at math. I want him to study the problems he's missed so far for our review at the next session."
"Today the student and I began by reviewing the sentence completion packet I asked him to complete prior to this session. He did well with the questions. He and I then discussed strategies for passage-based reading questions and worked through approximately 20 questions. Again, Max did well. He and I finished the session by working through 20 writing multiple choice questions. He has a good ear for correct sentences. We spent time discussing the grammar behind each sentence to boost his understanding of grammar, so that he can use more than just his ear to help him answer questions. He and I will continue with writing next week and work on math during our last two sessions. Before our next session, I've asked him to complete a full-length practice test."
"Review from last week "¢ Reviewed Math question f(x)=f(x)+5. "¢ Touched base on diagnostic test--Good job! Two humanities questions wrong only--any questions? "¢ Checked in with student--how is method/pace is working? Method for answering questions before looking at answer choices is working well. Math Review "¢ Went over 4-5 difficult Math questions Sentence completion "¢ Went over two difficult sentence completion questions Critical Reading "¢ Summarized guide to critical reading and discussed key points. "¢ Types of trick answers--try to find trick answers for one passage. "¢ Go through two passages in SAT book--talk about how to mark them up; or if you should mark them? "¢ Practiced a passage on prep test website that was a literature/fiction piece. "¢ Literature/fiction passages are more difficult for him--I will do targeted practice for this in the future."