Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on imperfect vs. preterite verb tenses, various grammatical concepts, and test preparation for Spanish assessments."
"We worked on terms and skills for the student's final exams. We studied for chemistry, world cultures, English, and math."
"We went over statistics and principles of factoring. The student is prone to typo errors but understands the materials very well. I left a problem set for her to practice with."
"We covered the English, Math, and Science sections. The student struggled with geometry and some specific English concepts. It appears the ACT Science section was changed to involve more reading so we will have to work out a new strategy to tackle the Science section."
"The student and I had a great session! We reviewed her homework and she did great!! We're going to move on to timed sections for homework - this week will be 2 timed sections, next week the following 2 sections, and the following week (week before the test) 3 timed sections. Today we worked through some Science and Reading passages. She did well, but needs to focus on finding evidence in the passage (Reading) and trusting her instincts for Science. She has the potential to do really well on the ACT; we just need to get her comfortable with the test! She is doing great!"
"We covered ACT Science, specifically Biology and Chemistry. The student was struggling with interpreting data in tables the most, especially in Chemistry. She was prepared and chose the topics for review today. I have noted that she is becoming more receptive to my method of explanations, as I have adapted to her learning style. Also, her speed and accuracy is improving greatly."
"Today we went over algebra and data analysis practice problems. More specifically, we worked through algebraic fractions, algebraic functions, expressions, variables, fractions, probability, and integers and percentages."
"Today's session went very well. We focused on the language subtest, which is perhaps the most difficult on the test, containing 60 detailed questions, and giving only 25 minutes to complete it. The student understands the content, but he needs to practice a bit more and we need to work to refine his strategy for this section."
"The student and I spent roughly 30 minutes on each section of the ACT. I asked her what strategies she normally uses to go through each section, and then I offered some of my own tips with that. We also worked through a few questions in each section so I could understand how she approaches them, and then I continued to offer tips. I then gave her a few assignments to do before we meet this evening to discuss further how she can maximize her studying. She seems to know the material really well; she just needs to practice more so she can sharpen her skills and increase her speed. She had a really great attitude and seems to want to improve. We talked about avoiding trap answers, practicing more in math, perfect slow practice in English then falling back on grammar rules, etc."
"Today the student and I continued our preparation for the US History SAT 2 Subject Test. The chapter today was on the Roads to the American Revolution and she has a really strong grasp of the subject. She understands the impact of the Seven Years War on the deteriorating relationship between the colonies and the crown. She got 100% on all of the questions we went over and is interested in expanding the number of terms and questions covered each week. She also mentioned the fact that she has a paper coming up which we will work on in the future. We will meet again next week."
"We went over an ACT math section that I gave the student as homework. He had a couple or so avoidable mistakes (in terms of arithmetic, like forgetting the negative sign). He seems to require more practice in trigonometry, which they haven't really covered in school as he said. He also mentioned matrices. Besides the content which he doesn't know yet, I think that the rest of the questions that he missed were just a result of not considering the problem thoroughly (such as a ratio having to be expressed in simplest form). Overall, he did an excellent job, and we'll keep practicing so he can do even better."
"Today the student and I went over the English section of the first test. He did not get an opportunity to complete the bulk of the test. He also used much more than the allotted time on this section. I explained that in the future he must stick to the set time limit. For next session he is going to complete a full test."