Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked out of his practice book of math problems. He has begun to use the techniques and skills taught to him and is now looking for understanding of questions."
"Today's session was spent primarily on reviewing the student's work on the SAT practice test. She struggles with passage-based questions on the Reading section, so we practiced finding evidence in the text to support her answers. On the Writing sections, we observed that she was guessing "No Error" too frequently, so she is going to be mindful of this tendency and practice providing a rationale for her answer choices. Her essay this time was stronger, but we reviewed the need to provide as much specificity as possible in examples and rationale. For homework, she will complete as much as she can of another practice test."
"The student and I reviewed the sessions that she had worked on for homework from the previous session. After grading each section, we went through and worked through each problem that she had either gotten incorrect or had skipped. For the most part she was receptive to the strategies that I showed her and understood pretty much all of the concepts that were presented in the sections. A specific strategy that we worked on for the verbal section related to the passages was either reading through the passages first before answering questions, or reading the questions first and reading the passages as needed to answer individual questions. In addition to these sections that she had worked on for homework, we also went through another verbal section, where she read through the passage first again. For homework, I left her the last section of practice test #3 (that we had been working on this whole time), and section 2 of practice test #4, which is a verbal section that she will try reading through the questions first on. This is in order to see which method works better for her to see what path she should take on the actual test date."