Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student did an entire science section today as well as 15 of the more difficult math problems (#45-60 on the test). She demonstrates a keen eye for detail and is able to decipher difficult passages with ease. It has been a pleasure substituting for her."
"The student and I went over 2 math sections from her diagnostic test. The topics that she needs to address are the following: vertical line test, distance formula, divisibility, slope, Pythagorean theorem, circles, perpendicular lines, triangle inequality, percentages, and line segments. I emailed 5 worksheets in order for her to practice the concepts."
"I again proctored her through the Writing portion today. Fortunately, her essay was even further improved from before, earning a 10 out of 12, and the large portion of the Science test she completed had only one wrong answer. We also finished the Science section and did a little extra Math practice."
"I worked with the student on reading and English during this session. The student has made some great strides in the reading section. She is reading more closely and seems to be grasping the questions better. In the English section she is having trouble with areas of comma usage and wording questions. We have covered a few of those issues and hopefully that will stick with her."
"Today the student and I went over the Writing, English, and Math portions of the assessment. For the writing portion I have her some tips on structuring her essay and how to choose a side. She did very well on the practice English and Math tests we did together. I showed her a few topics that commonly occur in these sections of the assessment."
"Today we spent more time on system of equation word problems. We went over the various types of problems they would have and combined some of my tips with her past experience. She really picked up the concepts well and greatly improved her time. We then discussed the second math test that we had started discussing the day before."
"The student and I worked on more math problems from the website. She has been doing much better on the word problems and has been getting many of the ones she used to miss about averages, circles, etc., correct. However, she has been missing geometry problems. We talked about filling in all angles and sides you know using rules for parallel lines and similar triangles and then use this information to answer the targeted question."
"The student and I finished preparing her for this Saturday's exam today. Her scores and now consistently between 30-36 on each section with composites in the range of 32-33. This should be perfect for getting her into the college that she has her heart set on."
"The student and I went over any last minute things that she needed to work on before her exam. We went over all the written things that will be written on her actual exam, so that she won't have to waste precious time when she is actually taking it. She gets to type her essay on a computer, which should help her out a lot for that part of the exam. We also just worked on some more math questions to give her a little bit more practice with them. She seems to have conquered some of her test-taking anxiety, or at least is now capable of calming herself down before looking at the questions. She also seems to have learned quite a bit since I first started tutoring her."
"Introductory session - spent time getting to know the student and his interests, situation, goals. Introduced basics about the exam (format, scoring, etc.) as he was slightly unfamiliar. Did research on colleges he seems interested in to figure out his target score range. Determined number of correct answers needed for each exam section to reach target score. Finished with diagnostic English section. Student took the English section for 22 minutes (approx. half of 45 minute section time) and scored 13 correct out of 26 questions answered = diagnostic score of 12."
"We focused strictly on social studies. She is remembering more and more information, and did much better on the practice test. She needs to continue putting in full days of work though if she hopes to pass the exam. I assigned her a lot of homework again, to review the social studies and take notes."
"We discussed some of the major rules for common punctuation symbols, including commas, apostrophes, and semicolons. Then we completed an English section in his practice book and finished the math section we started in our last session. The student seems to be having the most trouble with questions that require interpretation of a passage's intent. I recommended he review the grammar rules we discussed and practice with the areas of the math test that he is least familiar with, such as logarithms."