Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"For this session, we spent about half the time reviewing and working through math problems. She needs practice with word problems and correctly setting up the required ratio or equation. She has 15 problems to work through for extra practice. We also discussed Reading. We talked about identifying questions with line numbers as well as concise answers to maximize her efficiency in getting to questions under time. She has 1 reading passage for extra practice. Lastly we touched briefly on both English and science, discussing strategies and timing for both sections. She has 1 science passage, and 2 English passages to work through for practice."
"She started with a reading section. For future practice sessions, I instructed the student to skip passages she has questions on and come back to them later. We reviewed the reading section. Then, she completed an essay. She did much better here! She used an extended personal example to argue that gender segregated schools are good for girls. She needs to work on crafting a stronger, more specific thesis and topic sentences as well as incorporating specific and detailed examples. For next session, she is to complete two reading sections, one essay, and one English section."
"To start this session, the student and I went over his homework from the past two weeks. We went over specifically the reading section, discussing in depth the questions she answered. Skimming through the readings, we touched on the important topics of approaching the reading section and how best to handle the questions. Next, I had her write a timed essay from a prompt provided in the book while I graded her homework practice test. She had improved English and Reading scores (English- 23 and reading- 24) while scoring slightly higher in math (24). We focused the rest of the session on the writing portion; I edited and thoroughly discussed her essay and the ways in which she could improve her writing. For homework, she will be going through the previous practice test and coming up with topics for us to discuss in depth based on the questions. Also she will be reading through the math and science portions of the book, skimming for math concepts that are unfamiliar. She will also be completing another entire timed practice test which we will discuss next week. The rest of our sessions will be focused on honing her math skills and improving her score in the science portion, as well as continuing timed practice tests."