Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Student and I went over the practice sections I had assigned him. We first went over the reading section. He did very well on the reading section overall; I was very pleased with his progress. At the same time, he received his results back from his SAT test he recently took. Unfortunately, he did not do as well as he had hoped. I noticed a bit of a silver lining in his test. He did not miss many reading questions, although he skipped a fairly large number of questions. On the math section, he struggled with functions and geometry. On the writing section, he struggled with sentence completion and the essay. I gave him homework based on the weaknesses reflected in his test. For the rest of the session, we worked on math and went through a writing section. I assigned him a reading section and asked him to read a chapter from the book on the writing section."
"The student and I looked over a math section that he had completed in the week since I last saw him. He was able to spend some time on all of the questions - which is an improvement over his experience when I first met him - but still found himself skipping too many questions. I helped him learn to identify the math concepts being tested by each problem. If he can recognize what specific idea they are asking him to use, he can attempt to place the information in the question within the concept he already knows. This seemed to help him, but he needs to practice doing these problems in a timed environment. Additionally, we went over a writing multiple choice section. He knocked it out, but sometimes hesitated on harder questions. I showed him how to choose the strongest answers by seeking the strongest, most direct voice possible in the choices, and by cross referencing the various options with their referents to match number, person and such. I asked that he complete an essay for next time."
"Geometry problems and strategies, general math problems, plugging in the answers, solving absolute value equations, review of important equations. The student did well this session."