Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During this lesson, the student and I continued to cover rough spots from past lessons. The focus here is improving areas of weakness in RC/Writing so we can devote the majority of our time to math, which is much more cut and dry. The student got several math sections for homework, which reviewed. All in all a good session with continued progress."
"I had the student complete a practice test before our meeting. We spent the first half of our meeting going over the test, pinpointing the areas that Lionel had the most trouble with and making sure that he understood how to go about solving the problems that he missed or skipped."
"The student and I discussed his last ACT scores and how those compared to his scores on practice tests. I then had him complete practice Math and Science sections to measure his pacing and how well he worked in a non-standardized environment. He finished both sections in very quick times, and he got an almost perfect score on his Science practice test."
"Advanced algebra problems, translating word problems into algebraic equations, working with multiple variable problems, and SAT test-taking strategies. The student did well this session, and will focus on reviewing some of the math topics we have gone over to prepare for her upcoming SAT test."
"The student and I finished the Sets/Sequences, and Statistics and Misc. sections of the SAT Math practice book. I will send him the book along with a summary of all necessary formulates/rules for the test. We will touch base mid-week."
"The student has made some great progress so far this year. All of her scores are consistently up in the 2250 range, which is right where she wanted them to be. It's been a pleasure working with her, and I would be happy to help her put together her college application and essays."
"The student and I worked on SAT prep. For our first session, we focused on general test-taking strategies and ways he would like to improve. We then spent most of our remaining time working on the writing section, as he felt this was his weakest area. We went through basic grammar topics that repeatedly appear on the exam, and then completed a bunch of practice problems. The lesson went very well."
"We covered electric fields and forces, electric potential and capacitance. Specifically, we covered how charge is quantized, the Law of Charges, Coulomb's Law, how electric field strength is related to the strength of the electric force, how to draw field lines around a charge, how electrical potential (or voltage) is related to the change in potential energy of a charge as it moves in an electric field, how electric field is related to the voltage, how a dielectric affects capacitance and electric field strength. For extra practice, I am going to email the student some SAT physics exam practice problems related to the topics we covered."
"This week I received the scores from his previous SAT and so we went over the parts that he struggled with on that test, mostly critical passage based reading. We also went over how he felt on the test and tried to plan a schedule for covering his weaknesses"
"The student and I worked on some algebra and geometry skills to prepare for the SAT, including exponent rules, factors and multiples, algebraic equations, and the geometry of angles, triangles, and circles. After working with her on a few topics I could see that her understanding was starting to improve, so I gave her a general practice exam to do on her own that we can review together at our next session and figure out the topics that need extra help before the SAT exam next weekend."
"The student and I first reviewed a 20 question math section that I'd assigned her for homework. She didn't have many problems with the math concepts, but she sometimes struggled to interpret the questions correctly. We went over how to slow down and identify the keywords of the question. We then did a timed writing section. The student finished well within time and only made a few errors per section part. She only needed reminders about logic errors and some inverted sentence structures. We then did an untimed math section just to see which concepts we needed to review, which again lay in question interpretation. Finally, we did a free response math section. The student did very well on this section, only skipping one and missing one."
"The student and I finished our sessions today. Although the student is bright and capable of doing achieving a 24, the timing issue seems to still be a hindrance. As he makes final preparations for the exam, he will want to focus on working quickly while at the same time avoid making needless errors. While this is a challenging prospect, I am confident the student can do it."