Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Last night was my first working with this student. We worked through most of the passages of one ACT Science section. Though he did very well on the first several, he struggled towards the end leading me to think that he needs to concentrate on his endurance and maintaining long-term focus during the test. Of course, this is easier said than done. However, because he is a talented, seemingly patient, and motivated student, I believe that over time (perhaps not by next weekend, but certainly before the June test) he will come to understand the test and how to best maintain his focus. I asked him to read through the Science Reasoning section of his study book and look forward to meeting with him again next Wednesday."
"Today we practiced questions in all areas of the ACT. The student did extremely well overall and has shown significant improvement, especially in reading and English. I have asked her to continue working on her practice that I've been sending, especially her social science and humanities reading practice. I have also sent along a set of new diagnostic tests to evaluate where she is now. There were no concerns from this session."
"The student and I got off to a good start working on the Science and Reading parts of the ACT. I think I was able to help him through some of the more difficult reading passages. On Sunday when we meet, we will go through a couple of the diagnostic tests he has for Science and Reading sections, and I think that will help us identify his weak points and give him an extra boost for his exam later next week."
"Today we looked at English and science. The student is doing really well in English right now and is consistently exceeding her target score. She did well on the science section. On a practice test she scored 3 points above her target score. Will continue to fine tune this area."
"The student and I covered broad strategies for the assessment test reading and methods to save time. After some timed reading exercises, we did questions online interface, with him doing them on his own."
"Student and I went over addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division with fractions and decimals. I left her with practice worksheets and an assignment for the next time we meet. She seems relieved to be starting with the basics."
"Student and I went through the science drilling lesson today. He seems much more comfortable analyzing data and experiments than he does in CR, so we will try to reinforce the concepts across the two tests. I asked him to continue practicing reading sections, as well as to complete an entire practice test."
"Student and I covered the ACT reading section today and he demonstrated solid ability in reading comprehension. He scored a 29 on the practice test we did during the session. If anything, since he is a fast reader, he should use it to his advantage and take time to go back to the passage and double check details. For homework, I asked him to do the practice English test he didn't have time to do last week."
"Reviewed the reading and math sections. Student is making steady progress. He is making fewer simple errors and is getting accustomed to the various types and styles of questions. His weakness continues to be the English section, so his father is going to buy him "The Elements of Style". I encouraged him to review his grammar handbook from school."
"The student worked through several math sections and an English section. He scored near perfect on each section he attempted and finished with plenty of time left over. I see no areas of weakness for him and believe he will perform at an elite level on the test. We will continue to work on strengthening his responses to the most difficult math and English questions, but I believe he is quite ready for the test."
"Today, we finished up the math and estimated his score at 580. We did an entire writing section as well, where he got a 630. Finally, we started in on the CR section so that we can get a score estimate there as well!"
"On the practice test, the student got a 35/32/32/33, for a 33.0 average. We went over least common multiples, greatest common factors, and referencing the right part of a passage, in addition to paying attention to the question. I had him write out an essay for practice test 5, which we went over. We talked about reordering some of his arguments to make his stance more clear and adding a universal truth onto the end of his conclusion."