Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student scored an approximate 2250 on her third practice test! However, she checked her answers after every section, which is not accurately simulating testing conditions. We continued to use the math workbook to cover the more difficult SAT word problems. We finished the chapter on geometry today, and we continued to work on "Special Types of Word Problems," which contained counting problems, probability, and some specific problem types that are difficult at first, but become rather repetitive and easy after practice. She has increased about 200 points since we first started meeting, which is highly impressive. I believe she has the ability to achieve 2300+ on her real SAT in March!"
"Worked on test overview, math and reading. Session went very well. We will focus on writing and math next session."
"Because this was this student's first session we began by talking about her concerns and priorities with respect to the SAT. She had taken a practice test and based on the results was most concerned about the Writing section. Using the questions she missed on her practice test as a point of departure, we spent this session covering the most commonly tested grammar, punctuation, and usage mistakes, as well as common tricks and traps that show up in the Writing section. She actually did very well with both Improving Sentences and Improving Paragraph question types but struggled initially with the Identifying Sentence Errors questions. However, many of the sayings that we used to sum up grammar principles helped her avoid falling into the same traps that had tripped her up in the practice test. She picked up techniques and principles very quickly and was able to apply them fairly consistently. It was a treat working with her and I look forward to our next session, in preparation for which I've asked her to do another multiple choice Writing section as well as a Math section from another practice test so that we can make sure she is more comfortable with the Writing and identify areas of concern for the Math section."