Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Last session with this student today and we went through another full-length practice exam. If I were scoring this exam he would have gotten above 700 easily so I am very confident in him. The only thing he needs to work on a bit between now and the test is memorizing some key equations and using the two versions of the right-hand rule with magnetic force questions. Other than that, I am really impressed with his progress and knowledge of the subject material. I had a good time working with him in my favorite subject to teach."
"The student completed practice science, English, and science passages, improving every time. Overall, she is feeling more confident about the exam."
"In this session we briefly reviewed the materials from last session, and namely fractions. We then moved on to decimals, converting them to fractions and vice versa. We also talked about the units places for decimals and how dividing will move the decimal to the left, and multiplying with move the decimal to the right. This change is to be reflected in fractions too. We moved onto algebra after this. The student seemed to be comfortable with solving for "x" in single-variable equations, so I decided to teach her about lines and equations involving the variables x and y. First, I explained and demonstrated the importance of being able to solve for variables by isolation rather than drawing lines and finding the intersection visually when it came to finding the intersection of two lines. I then talked about slope, modeling a y-intercept formula for a linear equation, and finding the equation for a perpendicular line. The student seems to be more comfortable with algebra than arithmetic, given her apparent prior knowledge of finding a slope. During the session I asked if she knew how to long divide, and she did not. Because the SAT allows for a calculator, I figured that knowing how to long divide was less important than other materials we had to cover."