Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We studied mean, median and mode. Reviewed and practiced times tables, and a quick edit of her first and second paragraphs. The homework log is so far successful!"
"This was the student's last session before the SSAT. We worked on verbal. I recommended that she go over the suggestions the book gives for verbal questions the week before the exam."
"Today we worked on a practice essay and corrected the spelling errors the student had made while writing it. We also did verbal work, and math work on fractions."
"Session #1. We spent a majority of our time on algebra. I explained "solving for x" in terms of a scale; if we take 5 lbs off one side, we must do the same to the other side. He seemed to begin to understand this at the end of the session. We also began to focus on fractions. I would advise that he practice moving from fraction to decimal so he can make this connection."
"The student and I continued our "word arithmetic" working on some new Latin roots and discussing prefixes and suffixes. She is doing really well at expanding her vocabulary. We also worked on math, reviewing fractions and decimals and percents and practicing some word problems to make sure she is able to translate the concepts into words. When we are working together, she does not seem to struggle with much of the content on the test. Overall, she is doing really well and it is helpful to have her practicing on her own as well as in sessions with me."
"Today, I met with the student and her mother. We talked about some basic test taking strategies, discussed skipping answers to avoid losing points, and also putting off problems that may take a long time in favor of getting more answers correct. Then, we went over half of a quantitative section. She needs practice with geometry, sequences, and algebra. These are topics she hasn't come across yet. I saved the rest of the section to do together, since there are many concepts she's not familiar with yet. I assigned her a verbal section and an essay for this Tuesday. We will continue to go over these concepts in future sessions."