Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student completed test 10 for homework. We reviewed all sections with an emphasis on the math. The content was quite difficult on this test, including the infamous Trabb's boy passage and some unusually tricky math questions, so she didn't quite perform up to her usual standard. Nonetheless, she is definitely prepared for the SAT and I expect that she will easily break 2000. She has a definite shot at a 2100 if she can score in the 600-650 range in math. It has been a pleasure to work with her from start to finish. She has been one of my most diligent and enthusiastic students. I wish her well on the test, in college, and beyond."
"The student was pleased to report a 32 composite on her last ACT, with a 30 in Math and a 12 in Writing! Today we reviewed the Critical Reading and Writing sections of the SAT to help raise her score on tomorrow's test. She did very well with the sample questions we worked on together, and I think that will translate to success tomorrow."
"Today we focused on the math section, practicing problems involving perpendicular lines in the coordinate plane, sequences, and averages, among other commonly tested topics. No concerns to report. Her SAT is tomorrow."
"Topics covered include SAT writing. Practice test problems were worked through, completed, and then explained or reviewed. The student seemed to have made progress on the sentence correction portion, and gained a better understanding of how to select and answer."
"We went through open response math problems, and then worked on grammar for a bit. We hadn't done grammar before, but the student has good instincts for sentence structure. Afterwards we did some shorter reading problems and talked about her strategy for the week before the test- mostly she just needs to be confident in herself and not let the test stress her out too much."
"For this lesson, the student and I focused on math. We started with some full section math review - working through a ten minute drill and completing the section. From there, we moved to reading, grammar, and then back to math. This was the final lesson for the October SAT."
"Today we did a little preparing for the essay portion of the test. The student is going to take a practice test before our next session, and then we'll work more on the essay based on what she writes. The rest of our session was spent practicing critical reading problems - both sentence completion and passage-based problems. She is showing a good deal of improvement on these questions."
"The student and I had a really good start today; we went over most of a critical reading section, most of a writing section, and an entire math section. We talked a lot about studying and test-taking strategies, covered strategies for vocab, passage, and writing questions, and covered a lot of different math topics."
"Today we covered the first couple of things that the student was weaker on her diagnostic test for math. We ran through arithmetic and everything seemed pretty good, with a few tips and a bit of practice. We then skimmed statistics, which was fine. What we really had to focus on today was Venn diagrams and sets, and circles. She had been weak on those, but we saw a lot of practice. It was not a matter of not being able to do the problems, but rather unfamiliarity with the material that led her to miss so many of these questions on the diagnostic."
"I met the student and her mom. Looks like she is pretty well prepared, and both of her practice sections went well. We will probably focus on vocab and geometry for a while. Before our next meeting she will take a practice test. I'm excited to see how the first practice test goes."
"Reviewed final reminders for the upcoming exam this week. Reviewed geometry, probability and algebraic type questions. Also reviewed sentence completions and strategies. Pleasure to work with."
"Went through a reading, writing, and math section with the student to help him see how to approach problems. I let him have the first go at the problem and then I would step in if I saw he was missing something or approaching the problem incorrectly. I think he will do well on his SAT test tomorrow."