Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Reviewed sample essays from the writing portion and talked more about time management strategy. Will assign another short essay prompt and practice reading via email. Reading comprehension practice went very well."
"The student and I discussed the essay section (the importance of length and organization; 5-paragraph structure; restating prompt in own words for strong intro and conclusion; developing each main idea into a full paragraph; thinking about arguments both for and against the prompt) and practiced strategies for the verbal section."
"Went over corrections from biology test (replication, transcription, and translation chapter): explained ideas and concepts orally before writing down the ideas. Looked at overview and sample problems for the Counting Chapter: distinguished between permutations and combinations."
"Today the student and I worked on science and math. She had done a science section from a practice test, so we went over that. We discussed each of the seven passages on the science section that she completed, going over all of the questions that she missed. After we had finished going over the science section, we moved on to math. We continued with the math section that we started last week, working through all of the problems together."
"Worked on math homework reviewing problems on parallel versus perpendicular lines and how to tell which is which, inductive vs deductive reasoning, etc. Also reviewed Spanish vocabulary and worked a bit on the English character project."
"We spent most of the period going over the student's free response that she wrote. She is definitely improving -- the content is getting better as she studies more, and we mostly need to work on how to do a good analysis. She said that she had the high score in the class in some sort of review game that they did, which is great, and she had the foresight to take pictures of the questions she got wrong so that we could go over them."