Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I had our first session today. We went over the math section, focusing on setting up proportions and right triangle rules. I told him to make notecards with all the math concepts and formulas that he was confused about."
"We discussed the SAT test the student took on Saturday and made a slightly revised study plan based on how the student thought it went: continue doing practice problems/tests but also incorporate more explicit approaches for math and reading questions like we have been doing for writing (e.g. grammar rules). We found sections in the SAT study guide for the student to read (and relevant exercises for him to do) over the next week. We also went through a practice test writing section together (test #4 section 10), with the student identifying the grammar rule being tested in each problem as well as the correct answer."
"The student and I worked on his math sections some more, primarily on geometry. We practiced taking time on the problems, checking work, etc."
"We reviewed his project on plants. He collected plant specimens, and we focused on naming the type of plant, and providing information regarding the classification of the plant, and its habitat. The project is due on Friday."
"We continued to prepare for the assessment test the student will be taking on October 15. We focused on strategies for math problems and discussed the writing section and its similarities and differences with the assessment test English section."
"This session was heavily focused on Java for and while loops and program control. We also went over how to use break and continue statements for full control. The student was focused and receptive."