Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I met with the student in the evening on October 2nd. We covered SAT math and writing concepts, such as geometry, probability, functions, subject-verb agreement, pronoun agreement, verb tenses, grammatical rules, etc. We were also able to do some practice problems related to each concept."
"We spent the entire session today going over the essay portion of the SAT. We know going in that his grammar, spelling, and vocabulary will not be optimal, so we focused a lot of time on brainstorming examples that he can have ready on test day to use as examples in support or opposition of the essay topic. We worked off the list of books and historical figures he has been working on over the past month."
"Today, we started with some math problems. The student works very fast most of the time which allows her to get to all the questions very easily. We worked on slowing down a bit to ensure that she is reading every question and answer choice carefully enough so she does not miss any important information. She gets most questions right when she avoids errors. We then covered some writing questions, and she demonstrated excellent knowledge of grammar on sentence improvement questions. In general, she continues to be able to answer most things correctly and needs to slow down just a little, particularly in the math sections."
"Final Session! The student blew me away with a perfect Math session, finished with 5 min to spare - this kid could hit 800, if he gets lucky. He's also shown tremendous improvement on CR and Writing. Best of luck on Sat!"
"The student is showing marked improvement from our first few sessions. He is missing in the range of 3-4 questions per section during our practice sessions, which is a definite increase in correct answers. I think that the only thing he has to work on is to slow down and take a methodical approach to the math questions, and to trust his knowledge of math to get him through the test."
"In this session, we worked on a review of all of the sections of the SAT. I was happy to see, when working on the writing, that the student answered the vast majority of the questions correctly without assistance! It seems that this is the area where he has made the most improvement and is making sure to be more cautious. His interpretation of the readings can still be a little shaky, and his answers to the questions often result from overthinking. I suggest that he remember that the simplest, least extreme answers are often the best. We then worked on the math. While there are a number of math techniques that he could go over a bit more, it seems that he has the basics pretty well. As long as he reads the questions carefully and doesn't get caught up in the wording, he'll do quite well on the math."