Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I resumed work with the student for SAT prep, we worked through math, reading, and writing sections of a practice SAT, emphasizing winning strategies along the way and explaining how to solve problems that she had trouble with."
"We devoted this session to understanding and properly responding to the ACT writing prompt. We began with topical practice in grammar and rhetoric, to reinforce principles for both the English and writing sections. Continued by examining the expectations for the essay in terms of content and organization, after which we practiced planning a response to a sample prompt. With guidance, she was able to choose a topic, plan an argument and anticipate possible criticism, and convert itemized notes into prose with logical order and substance. We annotated the outline to serve as an artifact for possible future review. We will resume on 2/2 to begin targeted review of the quantitative sections."
"The student and I went over SAT basics, mostly in math. I wanted to see what her level was. She was attentive and eager to do better! I included some basic SAT strategy, but I think going forward that we will focus on the content, and do more SAT strategy closer to the test. I suggested the student aim for May for her SAT if she wants to hit her goal of >2000."