Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student took the English and reading sections in preparation for our first session. She received a 24 on English and a 23 on reading, but after the session, I am confident that she could score much higher on both. She seemed hesitant to mark "no change" on the English section, and many of the missed questions were the result of that. We also reviewed modifier placement, pronoun case, and punctuation. The questions about rhetoric, particularly the purpose of the passages, were more challenging for her, but she has an excellent understanding of the English language and of this section of the test overall. For the reading section, we discussed primarily the importance of reading the answer choices carefully, that often multiple answers are partly right and the task becomes to choose the best one."
"Today we went over the last practice exam; she's doing a lot better but still making simple mistakes. She struggles most in geometry, so we went over a couple more questions similar to the ones she got wrong (especially circle geometry). For next session, I will give her a practice test and score it similarly to the one she will take on test day."
"Today the student and I tried to register him for the SAT. I explained the steps he needs to take to complete it tomorrow by phone. We also reviewed some questions he had on a practice test and did some outlining for practice essay prompts."