Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I focused on the math section of the PSAT today, with an emphasis on geometry. We focused on essential skills like listing the information the problem gives us, then thinking through the steps we would need to take to solve the problem before tackling the problem itself. For homework I assigned him math multiple choice, math free response and math comparisons problems. He also expressed interest in getting some practice on the verbal sections on his own, so I gave him a mix of problems from the analogy, fill in the blank and reading comprehension sections."
"The student and I went over the math problems from last week's timed session. We talked about reading problems carefully because he made some minor mistakes. Then we did a timed essay. His essay was pretty good overall. We did a second, shorter timed essay and I saw some improvement."
"The student and I reviewed anti-derivatives for his upcoming quiz. He had a good grasp of the material, and there were only a few minor details that needed to be corrected concerning the anti-derivation of natural logarithms. We then reviewed for his upcoming final, and we focused on questions concerning the continuity of piecewise functions. He has a good grasp of the material, and aside from a few minor mistakes, he was able to answer most of the questions correctly."
"During my session with the student, we continued to work through practice test #3 of his SAT ed. 1 prep book. We reviewed math, critical thinking, and writing skills. His accuracy has greatly improved over the course of our sessions. He has become much more tolerant, focused, and patient with the testing material which has significantly improved his scoring ability. I am confident that with continued focus and patience he has the knowledge, preparation and ability to score to his liking on the SAT."
"The student and I reviewed his Essay draft from this weekend, and discussed useful English idioms likely to come in handy during the exam. We continued with short passage review questions, and practiced longer passage questions as well."
"The student has a large literacy test coming up for Q3. I emailed with the teacher this morning, and he provided me with some prompts we could use that would be similar to the actual test. While the prompts were good, there isn't anything basic about what we're working on. I believe we gave the student as much as he needs to complete the verbal portion of the literacy test. Next session we'll begin working on the written portion."