Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I spent my prep time going through the "Questions and Comparisons to Consider" sections of the review book. For many of the questions (especially in eras 2 and 3), I found it useful to re-read the relevant text, as well. This allowed me to discuss those topics more fluently during my session with the student. We focused on comparisons and connections that we expect to prove helpful on the essay section. We went through the test's essay prompts from the last two years and wrote thesis statements for each, then discussed evidence one could use in support. After this, we went through the practice book and discussed themes from the "Questions and Comparisons to Consider" section on each era. We paid particular attention to eras 2 and 3. He generally came up with appropriate points for each comparison. At the end of our session, we spent a little bit of time on general test-taking advice."
"Today the student and I focused specifically on the grammar and writing sections. We practiced the problems and completed exercises. I assigned him reading and math homework so that we could focus on those sections next time and I plan to bring worksheets for the specific grammar that he needs to focus on."
"The student and I discussed writing out all the information he has, what he is looking for and the principle that you cannot plug in the solution for one variable into the same equation that was used. He says he feels more understanding with functions now and he should be fine in that area. After our session, he took a practice test improved his score. We are now running out of new topics to cover, so really, we're going to have to come up with a strategy to work on that more."