Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This week, I went over some of the material that the student had completed on her own throughout the course of the week. We reviewed the math problems that she had completed, and I mainly trying to show her approaches to novel equations crafted by the test-takers, and to try out different numbers to solve for ratios. Basically, for most of the lesson I was demonstrating that because ratios can be expressed in so many different ways, it follows that the correct answer can be uncovered utilizing many techniques, none of which are beyond her. For the next session, I strongly urged her to complete at least two math practice tests, and if she wanted a break from mathematics, to read the SAT vocabulary flashcards and quiz herself at least 30 minutes a day."
"The student and I practiced more for the Math section of the SAT. We focused on questions dealing with numbers and operations and algebra. She particularly struggles writing equations from problems that are written out in words and solving algebraic equations (she tends to multiply when she means to divide, or divide when she means to subtract on these). We practiced a variety of these problems, and she seems to be getting more comfortable with them. We also reviewed terminology (integer, digit, directly proportional, inversely proportional, domain, range). She wrote these down and should continue to review them. Finally, we discussed her three-pronged strategy for solving math multiple choice questions on the test: 1) Try to solve the problem (if you can fairly easily), 2) Substitute numbers into the equation and check (only works for some problems), 3) Make an educated guess through the process of elimination. She is making progress, but we will definitely want to spend at least half of another session working on the Math section. We plan to meet again this Thursday at 3:30 pm."
"The student has shown improvement in the science section. She will be doing an entire test as homework this week."