Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we had an excellent session. The boys helped me devise a system that allowed them to focus on the material they read and find the necessary information within paragraphs. At the end of the session, I rewarded them by allowing them to play a reading game, during which I encouraged them to figure out the idiom by finding synonyms for words in a sentence that was an idiom reworded. They learned a lot of new vocabulary out of this process and practiced recognizing the relationships between words. The first student did fantastic work finding sentences that contained answers during the reading portion of the session, as well as coming up with synonyms and recognizing idioms during the game. He mentioned he has been working with SSAT vocab apps on his phone."
"We continued with SAT practice in the Verbal Section, working on vocabulary development and identifying synonym types. We also worked on a Math Section, discussing the logic of problems and problem-solving strategies. She is strong on analogies; improving vocabulary is the area where she will get the most improvement, because, while she identifies the logic of the analogy problem, she often has to guess on the answer because key words are not in her vocabulary. On math, she is very capable with calculations and will benefit from closer reading of the words in the problem to identify the underlying logic and the mathematical operation(s) required."
"Worked on vocabulary, analogies, and passage reading with the student. He needs some work on vocabulary, but should do just fine on the language arts/reading/vocabulary/analogy questions. We will have another session tomorrow, where we will go over vocab and a test I emailed to him."