Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We did not have test corrections because the student had taken the college entrance exam the previous day. We did however discuss his impression of the exam and any topics he wanted to review. He was confident enough that we proceeded directly into multiple choice practice for the college entrance exam/national scholarship qualifying exam. We did a flurry of sample mathematics questions. For the most part, he answered the questions on his own. He was assigned sections to complete for our next session, which will also be our last."
"The student's writing skills are very strong. We will continue to work on his critical reading skills, but he actually reads very quickly, which he can use to his advantage. He generally has about ten minutes left over at the end of a reading section, so I told him he can use those ten minutes to go back and read the parts that pertain to each question more carefully."
"In our first session, he and I reviewed his previous performance on the college entrance exam and discussed it. I reassured him that with extended time for his second test administration, he could take more time and avoid jumping at answers. We started a running list of new words for him to study from, and worked on some sentence completions and passages to practice vocabulary in the context of the test. We also review the strategies that he can use to tackle the exam essay, in terms of outlining, timing, and selecting good examples. We then practiced outlining essays in response to the practice test prompts in our book. At the conclusion of our session, we reviewed what he'd learned and I asked him to study his vocabulary, complete a timed critical reading section, and write a practice exam essay."