Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"On Sunday the 27th, the student and I met for our second session. He had taken his second practice test on the 26th and we reviewed the entire test. His improvements from the first time that he took it were outstanding. I have never seen someone make such strides in one week and it is really a testament to how well he can really do on this test. All four sections showed improved scores and overall his score went from a 19 to a 28. We went over all of the sections on this test, especially focusing on missed questions, except for the Reading section. Afterward, we reviewed all of the math topics that are covered on the ACT. We will talk on the phone about when to meet next and what else he should be working on. His progress to this point is remarkable and let's keep in mind that he can still improve on those scores even more in the next two weeks."
"Today I worked with the student out of his SAT prep book but also took some time to teach him some strategies for speeding up his computation of multiplication problems. I also chose several questions that were heavy with fractions to continue practicing fraction conversion that we began last week."
"Last night's session went great. The student had a little bit of trouble at the beginning, but after I explained the concept she seemed to understand it pretty well. We went over special right triangles and solving problems. She should do well on her test if she practices the concepts."
"The student and I spent our time working through geometry and chemistry. Geometry was talking about traversals of parallel lines and chemistry we worked on significant figures in regards to scientific notation, addition and multiplication."
"Today we reviewed the alphabet letters and sounds using letter cards. We also reviewed the vowels and concentrated on making words using short a vowel. We used letter cards as well. I would make some up and she would as well."
"Today's session was done almost entirely in Spanish. It was the student's idea, and I think it's important to immerse the family in the language. I taught them how to ask how to say things in Spanish and how to ask me how to say words I say in Spanish in English. She and I did a lot of good work talking in Spanish. Then the kids and I played a game where I asked them their favorite things (animals, sports, seasons, colors, etc.) and after they answered (or asked me how to say their answer in Spanish (Que quiere decir ___)) they would draw a picture of it. They loved it! We'll probably incorporate a lot more games in the future, as this one went over very well. Maybe some charades or something. We'll see!"