Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"After a quick discussion of the upcoming schedule, we dove right into work and went through the remaining two sections of the full practice SAT exam (which we started last session). We completed this exam, and I took the work away to grade for next time. After concluding the exam, we reviewed a few practice sections from a previous session that had yet to be graded. The work on the math section was very strong. We then moved on to a vocabulary review! I had asked the student to spend some time reviewing all the vocabulary words I had assigned previously, and I encouraged him to review them in a deliberately different way. The results of this vocabulary review were actually the best results of any vocabulary work we have done together to date! Finally, we spent some time reviewing the approaches and goals of the create-your-own passage exercise. I asked the student to complete the exercise for next time, and I am hopeful it will help strengthen his work in the critical reading section even further."
"The student took a practice English, Reading and Science test. She did well in all three. She is ready for the test on Saturday. I left her with some practice tests to do between now and Saturday if she feels the need to practice--probably in Science, or whatever else needs help."
"We finished off our sessions by completing the packet we have worked on for the past week and also going over a few more strategies in math and test taking in general. For this session I tried to say less and even if it took him longer to solve it I tried to make sure he could do the problem in total on his own before commenting. We also worked with the calculator and reviewed the steps to make sure it was functioning in the right mode and how to get to the graphing screen. Near the end we both talked with his mother about how the student feels for the test next week and what to keep in mind."