Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I concentrated on Critical Reading today. We went through several practice problems as well as her diagnostic test. She and I formulated strategies for each specific question type, and I asked her to use those notes to complete a CR section on her own for next time."
"Assessed student background: strengths/preferences/weaknesses, etc. Reviewed test strategies and ~1/3 of PSAT results in detail (Math and English- more English). Created Vocabulary list (will be ongoing)."
"The student has written about most of the topics listed under the entry exam portion of his workbook, so for practice we took a prompt from the admissions test portion. He brainstormed, outlined, wrote, revised and rewrote an essay based on the prompt "Sometimes the results are not what is expected." I also wrote a response to the prompt. I timed us for 30 minutes, and he used up the entire time minus 8 seconds. His use of transitions and his structure were the best components of his essay. We also critiqued each others' essays. Something he can improve is his use of diverse words, but I explained clarity is the most important aspect at this point. Next, we looked at a new list of words and defined them. We also reviewed words from previous sessions. Lastly, he wanted to work on quantitative reasoning. So he completed a practice drill. He struggled with probability but performed well on the other problems."