Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student worked on reading, answering his Wed/Thurs reading questions, completing his spelling and math worksheets, and finishing one page he missed on a practice test. On some of his worksheets (which seemed to be practice standardized test questions), I had him sometimes read the information and questions aloud and sometimes read them silently to himself before answering, so he can get used to processing information silently sometimes. He did ok at that, but was much better when he read it aloud. He also had a little trouble distinguishing between answers that were very close when the question asked what the €œpurpose€ of the story he read was. This seems about normal for his age and skill level, but just thought I should note what he still needs to grow in for this type of assignment. He still needed a good amount of redirection today, though again the reading kept him more focused than worksheets did. He also did great coming up with ways characters were similar and different. "
"The student and I had worked on Data Sufficiency Questions that involved word translations and number properties. We also began working with questions from the Verbal Portion on the exam, specifically Critical Reasoning strategies and example."
"Continued work on percentages; lots of drills. He can handle the majority of them easily enough. We also spent some time on sentence completions, which gave him very few issues."
"The student and I went over logic games that she had done on her own and talked about overarching issues, including making sure she understood what the questions are asking. We also went over various logical reasoning questions together."
"We reviewed the strategy for Sentence Completion and Passage-Based Reading problems, and I had the student do 3 Critical Reading sections and 2 groups of Sentence Completion problems under real testing time constraints."
"We worked on listening exercises and pronunciation involving an interviewer surveying a restaurant manager about the types of dishes he served. I also discussed cultural aspects of Shandong cuisine that were covered in the listening exercises. Afterwards, we worked on grammar and pronunciation practice and a little translation that the student had to work on. Her pronunciation of the main four Chinese tones went well, as did her understanding of vocabulary covered."