Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered critical reading sections of practice test 3. We are going to focus more on practice than technique. The student is working on essay writing and making sure she is providing concrete examples of her topic statements."
"First meeting. Covered general strategy & worked parts of a practice test as diagnostic. The student needs most help with time management, reading comprehension & grammar. These are the areas I will focus our study sessions around."
"Since our meeting last Saturday the student has studied vocabulary and continued to brainstorm possible examples to use during his essay. I assigned him 15 words to learn by our next session tomorrow. This way I hope to better track his progress. We spent the majority of today going over longer reading comprehension passages. We went over some active reading strategies that helped him better understand the passages. He also showed progress in reading the questions carefully and assessing each answer choice carefully before moving on to the next one."
"Today, we covered the reading section of the SAT practice test 1. The student had gone through the questions on his own and marked the ones that he missed. After he had read the passages aloud, we went through the questions together, focusing on the ones he had missed or was unsure about. He did very well on most of the sections."
"Today, we covered the two types of probability questions, velocity, and acceleration, as well as the kinematic equation v=v_0+at. I assigned one no calculator math section and 8 pages of reading from the prep book on probability. We also discussed the trouble the student has with answering questions, and she expressed that it was difficult to remember what I am asking her, even seconds after I ask the question, so I tried to be more clear and concise in the way I asked questions and also asked her to repeat my questions back to me to make sure that she understood what I was asking her. This strategy helped a lot, and I will be sure to use it more in future sessions."
"Today, we did an English diagnostic. The student needs the most help with rhetoric questions and questions that are deceptively complex (those that point her to a specific part of the text or that are asking about a nuance). We will work on these in future sessions."