Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed the problems she got wrong or skipped on a practice exam. Studied triangles and parallel traversals as well as absolute value and graphing linear equations. There was a little bit of difficulty about factoring quadratic equations and we decided to move on. I will prep a lesson specifically on factoring quadratic equations for next time. We will practice triangle problems and other plane geometry."
"In our session we did an overview of what to expect on the state test and went through each section to get practice problems in. He did very well in the quantitative reasoning and math sections, but had a little trouble with the verbal. We went over ways to approach the fill-in-the-blank questions that focused less on vocabulary knowledge and more on context in the sentence, which seemed to help. He also excelled in the Reading comprehension section, which was exciting as she indicated it was her weaker subject."
"We were able to touch on all 3 sections in this session, and the student is clearly exceptional at both the reading and writing sections of the test. The math section is definitely something in which he could excel, but is a bit of a weakness compared to the other two. Based on how he is in "timed" situations, I think we may start tailoring our sessions much more to the math section than the other two."
"We did 2 practice sections and geometry drill problems. The student does better utilizing all her time for each section. We will continue to do geometry, word problems with number relations, and probability drills in the coming sessions."
"First session with the student. Intelligent and motivated young lady. Requested specific SSAT guide to be purchased; worked with my copy on intro to vocab. Excellent session on vocabulary research, retention and comprehension."
"We covered inclined planes, centripetal motion, combination series and parallel resistor circuits, magnetic fields and forces, how to draw electric field lines, and the physical meaning of the curvature of a displacement vs. time graph."
"The student scored very well on full length tests. We completed 3 sections back to back with a 5 min rest between each. He will complete one full length test for the next session."
"The student and I met through online video chat for our session. She is taking the college entrance test this Saturday and wanted to cover the math and writing sections. We went through the math section of the test first, covering properties of logs, geometry including trigonometry and calculating area, and graphing parabolas. We finished the last hour with the writing section. She did very well."
"I had my last meeting with the student and we went over a math section I asked him to do beforehand. We then did a reading section and went back to math. As for math, he's showing some improvement, but needs to continue to review geometry concepts and radicals and exponents. He understood every problem that I explained. For the reading, his reading comprehension is generally fine. His pace is good too, and he normally finishes with more than enough time to go back and review questions he skipped. I told him that vocabulary is something he'll need to work on through memorization and further reading."
"On our last session together, the student and I worked through exam problems from both her critical reading and mathematics books. She had taken a practice test for homework so we reviewed her performance and answers. Since this was our last session, I ended by giving her some tips for her test this Saturday."
"The student and I finished up our preparation by going over topic sentences and body paragraphs, as well as logically ordering his thoughts in the essay. We paused at the end to review test-taking tips for Saturday's SAT."
"In the last session before the student college entrance test, we covered test-taking tips in addition to focusing on specific areas of the critical reading and math sections. We practiced answering questions under strict time constraints and talked about which questions to select in the critical reading section to maximize points scored in the event of a time crunch. She has shown a great deal of improvement, and we highlighted a few areas that are likely to come up in the test, such as "percent of" math questions."