Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"SAT math prep. Continuing concepts and practice - display more comfort with medium-hard question types. Will continue to improve."
"The student's mother informed me that the student is going to take the exam next Wednesday. I feel that he is pretty well ready, however, practicing should still help him. I went through the practice tests that he had completed and asked him how he felt about each topic (of the stories) for the writing and reading. We discussed again the idea of re-reading anything that doesn't click the first time. We also tried to cover some of the topics in math that his prep book recommends for algebra. He is quite eager to figure out how to do math problems, which gives me optimism that we can get him where he needs to be to take the exam. His mother and I discussed meeting again right before the exam."
"The student and I worked mainly on science today. We came up with several techniques and strategies for conquering the subject test. She worked really hard!! Well done!!"
"The students and I worked through Big Little Island and Rogue Waves to review the strategies we discussed last lesson. We then switched over to strategies for the verbal section and did some exercises with those. Overall, the boys did well, especially when it came to using tone and roots. They will keep working on roots to make sure they can get the correct answers. They did a great job at creating sentences for analogies, which is extremely helpful when working through that section."
"Today was my first meeting with the student. This was a "setup" session, as we will not begin tutoring for the SSAT in earnest until September. The session went well. We went over the student's goals, history of testing, and current academic situation, and discussed what topics she most needs to work on. Based on her Middle Level SSAT scores from the spring, her vocabulary is in pretty good shape, but both her math and her critical reading skills need polishing. We looked at some sample SSAT math problems today and I introduced her to the strategies of "Plug In The Answer" and "Choose Numbers." We will go over these in more detail when we resume in September."
"Today we began our section regarding data interpretation. We reviewed graphs, comparing line and bar graphs. The type of information that is typically found in each graph was discussed. Next, we looked at tables and compared how information is displayed. We practiced pulling information from tables and graphs to solve problems. I informed the student of a few advantages of charts. We finished the session by looking at some animal-related analogies."