Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We are continuing to practice for the essay portion by brainstorming and writing on a variety of prompts. We also worked on English, reading, and math. The math section continues to the strongest, and English and reading are continuing to improve."
"The student needed to study for an IB HL Biology test so I helped him work through the reading and answer exercise questions after reading. We also completed his study guide questions. For the last twenty minutes, we worked on the English section of the ACT. He does well with the grammar on the test, especially at the beginning of the section."
"Today the student and I worked on the Science section of the ACT. We reviewed the types of passages she's going to see, what to take into account when choosing order (now, later, never) and did 3 practice tests, including the conflicting viewpoints passage."
"We prepared for the student's math test tomorrow. We completed a review packet together covering solving and graphing quadratics. He completed the packet accurately and at a good pace. I see no issues whatsoever for this unit, so he should do very well on his test tomorrow."
"The student and I continued to work on the lengthy review sheet. We took the time to analyze and compare the length theorems (sec-tan, sec-sec, tan-tan) and find the commonalities between them, as well as the angle theorems (inscribed, central, interior, exterior). We need to continue reviewing algebra, however, as he continues to struggle with solving quadratic equations, which are vital as he continues with math."
"The student and I reviewed his responses to text-based questions in a packet on the French Revolution. We worked on extracting specific examples from the primary source documents so that when he writes his essay, he will have access to the details he will need to support his thesis. He absolutely understands the material, so tends to take shortcuts in writing out the details that will serve him in synthesizing the material. We will continue to work on isolating details from documents, and I will review his final essay when it is returned for him so that we can identify ways that he can increase his use of supporting details, and therefore be able to make stronger connections in his papers."