Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we drilled for the math section, reviewing averages and geometry problems among other topics. We also spent ~10 minutes discussing the essay."
"The student and I had a great final session! First, we reviewed the essay introductions and full essay he wrote between sessions and improved them together. I was thrilled with the improvement I saw between our first session and today. He now writes clearly structured essays with sophisticated theses and uses examples that prove different facets of his point. We spent time reviewing how to construct a counter argument and developed a list of characteristics of good essays that he will memorize for test day to give him confidence in his ability to write well. Then, we worked through multiple choice questions together. He did better than I've ever seen him do -- he only missed 3-4 questions per section! We focused on the importance of reading questions and passages slowly and carefully as well as some vocabulary words, grammar and mechanics concepts, and test-taking strategies that have worked well for him in the past. I suggested that he continue to learn and review vocabulary words between now and test day and wished him the best of luck on Saturday!! I am confident that his writing and verbal scores will improve."
"Per the student's request, we focused only on math for today, covering practice tests with only medium-hard questions in arithmetic, statistical interpretation, and geometry. We focused on parsing down complex concepts into familiar pieces and keeping track of the end-goal of each question. I assigned her more vocal review and online reading comp questions to make sure she stays sharp, and assigned a word problem practice test as we both find that to be the hardest part of the math section."