Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I had our first session this evening. We spent 1 hour on the writing section of the SAT and 1 hour on the reading section. For writing, I reviewed all of the grammatical concepts that are on the test. We also completed a little more than half of one writing section. The student has a pretty good grasp of the material, and I think we will make a lot of progress here. For reading, I explained that the student needs to read more actively, i.e., think about questions like: What is the topic? What is the structure of the passage? What is the tone? What does the author think? Why is he/she writing this? And so on, doing this will make answering the questions much easier. She struggled a bit with this section, but I think we will be able to make progress as we continue to practice."
"I reviewed the student's last homework - 1 essay, 1 reading section, 1 writing section, 1 math section. - Essay: examples were well-formed, however the conclusion and intro could be more focused on the examples. - Writing: main lesson: use the grammar learned in French classes to solve the SAT writing questions! - Math: watch out for minor errors. - Reading: relevance to the text is the most useful criteria for selecting answer choices."
"The student is starting to show improvement. He remembers and applies the strategies I teach, and I can tell he is motivated to do better. We focused mostly on SAT writing and critical reading and went over how to outline an SAT essay quickly."