Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I spent most of this session on vocabulary and critical reading strategies. Then, we discussed outlining SAT essays and coming up with examples for the essays. For homework, I asked her to complete a diagnostic practice test."
"Material covered: SAT writing - identifying sentence errors, improving sentences, tips on writing essays, coming up with examples, writing introductions; SAT critical reading - content of fiction and analytical passages."
"We did 2 timed writing sections from an SAT practice test and reviewed both the correct and incorrect answer choices for the questions the student got wrong. We then did a timed math section and went over the more difficult questions."
"We covered math practice out of the prep book, including geometry of lines and angles, and triangles. He was getting almost all of them right! No concerns."
"Continued on with 25 new vocabulary words. Sentence completion, short passages, and comparing 2 passages were also done."
"Today we focused on the writing section, discussing misplaced modifiers and ambiguous pronoun reference, among other topics. The student is becoming more comfortable with the writing section."
"Today the student and I discussed the work she's already done and how she feels about them, strengths and weaknesses, and then worked on specific strategies for the Sentence Completions and the Passage Based Reading. Everything went well."
"SAT Critical Reading - humanities, literature, and natural science questions; vocabulary, words in context, inferring meaning of passages, summarizing passages; SAT Math - statistics, averages, percentages, and probability."
"Today, we reviewed the student's most recent practice test, focusing on test strategy (pacing, order of difficulty, etc.), essay techniques, and certain math problem-solving techniques (arithmetic strategies, plugging in, PITA)."
"Today, the student and I reviewed an SAT Math practice test that he had taken since our last meeting. We went over the problems that he got incorrect and utilized picking number and eliminating answer choices to determine correct answers for the problems."
"The student and I went through some sentence completion and sentence correction problems. We split our time between general strategy and specific rules and words. Saturday we will go through the practice problems I assigned on Monday."
"The student has finished her work in the ACT prep book and has moved onto a new book. We also went over some more tips for writing and reading sections. She has improved in all sections."