Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today was my first session with this student . I helped her order an ACT prep book, and we discussed her goals for her work on the ACT. She took a practice test recently, and we discussed her performance and figured out her strengths and weaknesses. She is very strong in Math and Science but is more uncertain about Reading and Writing. I walked her through an overview of the test, its structure, and some time-saving strategies. She worked through some practice English questions, and wrote a practice essay. I graded her essay and we talked about ways she could make it stronger--mainly by rephrasing some of her sentences so they sound more polished. She is a very smart student and is already well on her way to a strong ACT score."
"The student and I looked over two more chapters together in addition to reviewing some of the older ones. She will finish the last chapter, review plants with flashcards and take the mini-diagnostic test. Then she will begin with the math and do the problems at the end of each chapter to see where she needs to focus her time. We will focus more on math when biology is done with."
"The student is struggling with the reading comprehension, sentence skills, and writing tests. He needs to pass all sections by next month in order to stay in his current school. Today we went through a practice test and focused on making sure he fully understood each question. We went over some test-taking skills as well, including techniques for simplifying questions and eliminating incorrect answers. We also worked on vocabulary for reading comprehension. At this point, he seems to struggle most with sentence skills. I left him with some more practice questions to work on, and we are meeting again on Monday. His father reported his previous test scores. He is a very bright student and he did well on the reading comprehension questions, so we're off to a good start!"