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TARGETING ASPIRE AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT
Our educational director will pinpoint learning styles, map out goals and plans to target specific areas for improvement.
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Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
The student and I met for a final review before the April 23 administration of the test at her school. She correctly answered all questions on the critical reading section of her practice test. She had some questions based on the English exercises she completed. We reviewed singular pronouns, pronoun agreement, and pronoun ambiguity. She indicated that she felt very comfortable with all of the math concepts tested, so we did not review any math. We did, however, discuss both macro strategies and particular challenging questions that arise frequently on the science reasoning section.
The student did his homework which involved doing a practice ACT section focused on comprehension. We did most of another section for our final half hour; our first reviewed his homework. He was drilled on some essay language we've been working on. We also read an article in Time to develop his ability to figure out words he's not comfortable with.
We went over a review of the algebra material we had previously gone over. We also went over measurement calculations and unit conversions. I also assigned the student some problems from the end of the workbook chapter. Overall, the student seemed to understand the material very well.
The students finished sections 7 and 8 as homework. We reviewed errors, then went over section 9, along with 10 additional vocabulary words. They will finish section 10 of Test 8, along with sections 1 and 2 of Test 9.
The student still needs to bring a copy of the practice exam that I had assigned, mainly so that I can read the essay he wrote and show him how to keep on improving his writing skills. He had looked up what score he would have received based on how many questions he had answered correctly, and compared it to the scores needed for admittance into the colleges he plans on applying to. It is high enough for some of the colleges, but we are still going to work on getting a higher one. We spent most of this session going over math questions. I showed him some faster ways of answering some of the questions in order to help give him more time for the multiple step questions, and for the questions that he has to plug in each answer choice to see which one is correct. His homework is to take another practice exam.
Today the student and I focused entirely on geometry. It was clear from our last session that review would be good for her, so I went through a few common geometry topics (such as angles, triangles, and quadrilaterals) in the amount of detail that one might expect to see on the SAT. There were ample practice problems available in the SAT book, and as we worked through each section she picked up the material quickly. I'm convinced that she'll do much better with geometry questions now, which was her most difficult math subject before. Our next session is this Friday, during which we'll round off our discussion of geometry with circles and move on to timing strategies.
Today was my first session with the student. After discussing what she felt were her weak areas on the SAT, I asked her to complete some sentence completion and passage-based reading questions under timed conditions. She went through the sentence completion questions with relative ease, whereas the passage-based reading questions posed more trouble. At times, she had difficulty understanding the passage. She was already aware that this was an area in which she could improve. At the end of our session, I recommended that she focus on bettering her reading comprehension skills and taking full length practice tests as her test day is less than two weeks away.
Review essay told to focus on concrete examples and rewording sentences. Reviewed some math practice questions on abstract reasoning and spatial reasoning. Reviewed vocab section and was told to start compiling a list of vocab words. Reviewed writing section and typical mistakes in plural/singular, grammar, and parallelism. Was told to keep up the essay practice and keep up the practice questions.
I made the student take two timed SAT practice test math sections. Following each, we went through the problems the student answered incorrectly and discussed why she got them wrong (simple mistakes, misinterpreting question, lack of knowledge). We discussed strategies for limiting the amount of simple mistakes and how to ensure that the question is well understood. In terms of lack of knowledge, we covered graphing inequalities, factoring (again) and linear equations. I told her to try to take a few more timed practice sections.
Today we went over the beginning to trigonometry, concerning sin, cos and tan of triangles. She quickly finished her Algebra 2 homework without any problem so we went on to cover Math material. We went over the lessons in the book regarding numbers and operations, as well as functions and rates. It was important to stress to her to read through the whole problem first and determine what you are solving for before you start plugging numbers in and trying to find an answer.
The student and I covered the reading section. He did very well overall, especially considering that he said this was one of his harder sections. He is doing some practice reading problems before our next class.
Because we scheduled this abbreviated session at the last minute, we tried to quickly hit all major subject areas. We opened with a difficult math warm-up problem to practice analyzing the steps needed to solve a multi-step problem. We next practiced a sentence completion problem that the student was able to solve by eliminating wrong answer choices and without actually knowing the meaning of the correct words. We wrapped up by spending the majority of our time on identifying sentence error and reading passage questions, reinforcing the concepts we've already discussed.
How can a tutor help you master ASPIRE?
We offer intensive 4 and 6 week programs, as well as customized plans, to significantly increase your PLAN score and prepare you for the ACT.
Intensive 4 and 6 Week PLAN Test Prep Programs in Washington DC Varsity Tutors provides intensive 4 and 6 week test prep programs for high school students aiming to do their best on the PLAN. Our programs meet 3 times per week for 2 hours per day for either 4 or 6 weeks. If you are unable to attend all 6 weeks, you may take the compacted 4 week course. We can help you achieve an exceptional score and significantly improve your chances of achieving a great score on the PLAN. Our PLAN tutors in Washington DC thoroughly assess your current skill level, identify areas for improvement, and develop a plan to give you the best chance for a great PLAN score.
Your hand-picked, highly credentialed PLAN Varsity Tutor in Washington DC is dedicated to your continual improvement before your test date during the school year. They will give assignments between sessions and provide tutoring for all four subject areas of the PLAN: English, Math, Reading, and Science. Our PLAN tutors in Washington DC can provide subject area coaching, test-taking guidance, and mock tests.
If you are seeking a more flexible program that meets less frequently, you can consider a customized program that may be a better fit with your schedule (see below).
Customized PLAN Test Prep Programs in Washington DC
Varsity Tutors provides fully customized PLAN test prep programs in Washington DC tailored to your needs and busy schedule. Our talented private tutors meet individually with you in your home, or another convenient location of your choosing, and sessions are scheduled around your classes, extra-curriculars, and other activities. Our Directors provide free consultations in which you’ll learn how our hand-picked, highly credentialed tutors can help you achieve your PLAN goals using a time-table that fits your schedule. Call us today and our Directors will discuss your goals, schedule, and specific needs and create a customized plan that meets your PLAN goals in the most efficient manner.
How does a Varsity Tutor in Washington DC help you prepare for the PLAN? The PLAN, also known as the "pre-ACT", provides practice for the ACT. It is the ACT’s equivalent to the SAT’s PSAT exam and is administered during the sophomore year of high school. The PSAT, often known as the "pre-SAT", is similar in nature but also qualifies you for National Merit scholarships. Taking both the PLAN and PSAT is advisable - and often required by high schools - as it may help you determine whether you are likely to do better on the SAT or ACT. You can then use this information to determine which test to focus on when studying. The ACT organization views the PLAN as predictive of future performance on the ACT. Varsity Tutors advises focusing on scoring well on this exam as it is a good predictor of future performance and college entrance competitiveness. Using a PLAN tutor in Washington DC from Varsity Tutors can help you substantially improve your score and your readiness for the ACT exam. Our PLAN tutors in Washington DC know how to carefully guide you through each of the four assessments of the PLAN: English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science.
Our private PLAN tutors in Washington DC impart lifelong problem solving skills to tackle new questions, significantly raising the scores our clients receive on their PLAN exams. Using personalized approaches, not a "one-size fits all" method, Varsity Tutors will guide the student through the entire test-taking experience: such as covering topics such as pre-algebra and geometry for the Math section, and strengthening your data analysis and research summary skills for the Science section. All of our PLAN tutors have scored exceptionally well themselves. Having prepared for and taken the PLAN themselves, they are familiar with the question formats and test nuances. Because of their experiences, our tutors can help your child quickly identify and solve PLAN problems, significantly improving test scores. Varsity Tutors is ready to offer the insightful, friendly guidance you’ve been looking for on the PLAN exam.
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