Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed grammar today. The student's main issue seems to be vocabulary. I plan to give homework and quizzes to enhance his vocabulary skills."
"We graded a practice test, including the essay. After going over problems, we summarized time-crunching tricks and essay techniques."
"In our session today, the student and I continued to work in all sections of the test with a primary focus on math. After finishing three of the four sections of the ACT he took in April, we saw that his score had improved in all sections. Part of this is likely due to the lower stress environment, so he and I talked extensively about how to take "mini-breaks" throughout the test in order to not get overwhelmed. His biggest challenge seems to be minor errors in the math section. In the other sections wrong answers are usually due to conceptual difficulty, so we are working on how to minimize the small errors in math."
"The student and I worked on vocabulary exclusively today. We covered 2 practice tests, where he scored in the upper 40 percentile (this is a significant improvement). I have worked on flashcards with him as well. His homework is to continue the work with vocabulary when we meet in 2 weeks."
"We went over some math and verbal portions of an SSAT exam. The student did very well. He struggled a bit on some of the harder math sections, but this is to be expected as he is just starting to get used to "test wording." His homework is to finish the practice exam and to begin the "Workouts" in the SSAT book. He had a great attitude."
"We went through singing the song 3 times - each time applying a different skill trick. Then, I played the piano instrumental of the song for the student into my phone recording and sent it over for her to sing along with. It was a good opportunity to sing along with someone different playing.We are starting a new song on Thursday that will be chosen between now and then."