Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We spent the entire session doing timed problems, each of which was on the more difficult side of the spectrum. The student did a great job handling the pressure and dealing with the level of difficulty. After each question, we examined how things could be done differently on test day. Within that discussion, we talked about general test-taking strategies as well."
"The student had questions on a practice test I sent him. We went over his questions from the math and reading sections. Then we did some practice with the verbal analogies and synonyms. We ended the sessions by doing additional math practice problems. He did better today than our first session; he has made noticeable improvement. I advised him to look over a new practice test I e-mailed him and to have questions ready for me tomorrow."
"Today we had a great session. The student's mom told me he had taken a practice test and needed to focus on main idea and author tone, so we focused exclusively on the reading section for this session. We worked through a number of reading practices and worked on summarizing them quickly in his own words, then using that summary to answer the main idea questions. We talked about how to determine the author's tone, how to look for clue words into the author's point of view, and how to wisely make notes while reading. I hope that next session we can work on some vocabulary as well as a few more reading sections."