Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"For my last session with the student, we prepared for the ACT, focusing on the Science section and a review of trigonometry. He did well with the science section and felt immediately comfortable with the straightforward questions in the English section. Trigonometry has the potential to throw him off, so we emphasized skipping questions he didn't know the answers to and coming back to them at the end if time allowed. We also reviewed the basic SOHCAHTOA trig rules, which should help him solve the definitional questions. To close out, we looked at the differences between the ACT and SAT essays and talked about how to put more focus on a counterargument and argumentative, logical structuring as opposed to the concrete examples illustrative of a specific thesis approach we had worked on for the SAT."
"We began with math review, going through geometric aspects (circle and triangle properties) before going through the majority of a practice math section. The student seemed uneasy at first with some of the formula concepts, but she grew more comfortable as we progressed. She felt even more comfortable with the English section, with which she only had a few small misunderstandings. She understood her mistakes quickly. I recommended that she do a practice math and English section from the prep guide."
"Drilled all sections to improve time. Discussed math concepts (percentage problems, etc.). Graded & discussed practice essay."
"We went over a math test the student had done in preparation for the session. She knew how to do a good portion, but she was still rusty on geometry of lines and exponents, which is most of what we reviewed today."
"We went over a number of circles questions and reading homework questions to start. The student understood the main parts of the passage. She was able to improve on a lot of the circles questions. We also did some review on triangles, especially with 45-45-90 degree triangles. I will give her more homework on some reading sections and triangles."
"We went over a number of different types of problems today: rectangles, triangles, exponents, order of operations, translation of word problems into algebraic equations, and percent problems. Friday, we will deal with more percent problems."