Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Since this was our first tutoring session together, we focused primarily upon the structure of the actual SAT test and test-taking/test prep tips. I provided a few links for the students to look at as references so that they can use them later. I did also recommend individual study plans for this week. Since the students have only taken the SAT and took it about a year ago, I feel that they need a much more current baseline score in order to help them identify weaknesses and strengths, which will then render their studying much more effective. Thus, I recommended that each student take a full-length practice test. In addition, we are working on increasing their vocabulary. I recommended they use the flashcards they already have and learn 5 vocab words each day, totaling 35 each week."
"We focused only on math today, spending the majority of time on geometry questions that were labelled as "hard" difficulty. After every page, we stopped and reviewed his work to see where he was making mistakes. He did well in answering questions and reading questions, but he was having difficulty doing the later steps of multi-step problems and could not continue. We finished with Algebra, where he was having issues with formulas and old concepts, so we went over these again. We may have to do a focused review on concepts another time so that they can be reinforced, which could help him answer questions more accurately depending on the remaining time."
"We covered the SAT Verbal as well as Math. We reviewed questions the student got wrong on the PSAT and SAT practice test. The student needed more help with Math, particularly in Probability and Statistics, Geometry, as well as various problems that didn't fit any particular category but required logical reasoning. The student had good attitude and was receptive to review as well as overall strategy advice, work on speed, practice questions gotten wrong, etc. I will be preparing extra practice problems based on student's problem areas during the review and sending by Email."