Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student will take the SSAT test this Saturday, so we reviewed basic test strategy (strategic guessing, process of elimination, PITA and check number techniques for math), and then did math time trials for practice."
"The student and I worked on a math section and took a look at his application essays. It was a productive session, and I'll edit those essays for him appropriately for his application."
"Covered math section in depth and then moved onto the reading section. Discussed each question and how the student obtained the answer. Concluded the session with a writing prompt which will be critiqued and discussed during the next session."
"We reviewed her diagnostic test results and worked on the problems similar to the ones that she had missed, finding line slopes and areas for shapes."
"We completed the SSAT upper level full length exam. We went over his incorrect answers. We assigned extra Verbal SSAT practice. We provided the complete ISEE exam and set up future meetings for the week."
"Focused on Synonyms for the Verbal section of the SSAT. Looked at roots/prefixes/suffixes and their meanings, in addition to strategy for the synonym portion of this section. The student should complete the diagnostic test and continue reviewing the roots."
"Reviewed all areas of the test. The student is still great with timing, so we're just focusing on improving his accuracy."
"Today we reviewed math with complex fractions, inches/cm conversions, and surface area. The student did some more practice reading comprehension passages, and we discussed testing strategies and interpreting the humanities passages."
"The student worked through a few math sections. He continues to show great aptitude. Extra consideration was given to percentages, since he seems to be a little shaky in this area."
"We went over the verbal section, mostly talking about different prefixes, roots and suffixes. I sent the student a list of common prefixes, roots and suffixes that should help with learning vocabulary. I will email her sections to do for Friday."
"Reviewed practice tests for misconceptions and improper bridge formations. Was able to work out what he did wrong, excluding words he was unfamiliar with. Worked on breaking down the words and using them in sentences."
"In our final session, the student and I reviewed strategies and practiced problems from every section. The student has shown a great deal of improvement, and I am confident that he will do an excellent job on the exam!"