Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Checked in with the student's timed passage practice in the Reading and Science sections. He has noticed that the last question of each Science passage is usual very hard. We talked about time management strategy for dealing with these last Science questions (don't spend more time than any other question because even more time doesn't tend to increase correct answers). We then worked together through an entire Reading test, trying different time and focus strategies (note-taking, reading quickly, taking more time than would allow to finish every question on the test). We finished by going over the basics of the ACT Essay."
"The student and I started by discussing general test strategies, such as when to guess and when to skip/come back to questions. We focused primarily on the English section, going over common question types and how to approach them. He showed improvement at recognizing errors on formatting questions (wordiness, redundancy, etc.). Timing appears to be the most important issue to address. We discussed identifying question types that he can complete quickly. He will continue to practice doing quick, easy questions first. He should also gain some speed through practice and familiarity with wording on the test. We spent some time discussing timing on the math section as well. He knows not to rush through the early questions and to reread word problems for accuracy. We discussed some common formulas, and we'll continue practicing specific question types once he completes a practice section. I gave him a practice English and math section to complete before our next meeting."
"We continued to prepare for their upcoming ACT exam. Both girls have showed improvement on the math section of the exam, to the point where they can independently solve many of the intermediate questions. We have started working on the English and the science sections and will continue to discuss important concepts and work practice problems prior to their exams. Both girls were left with practice problems for math, science, and English for next time."