Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I completed an error analysis on every subject from his previous ACT taken in December. We also spent time solidifying general and specific strategy for upcoming ACT on 4/24."
"We went over factoring, slope-intercept form, the midpoint formula, and similar triangles. Then we practiced timing on the Science section with short sprints."
"This was our first session. Student's practice test results revealed that she is especially strong in the English and reading sections of the test but could stand to improve in math and science. Our review of her practice test revealed that most of her math errors are simple mistakes or computation errors, so we went over the questions she missed and I assigned her a new section for which my instruction to her was specifically that she should show her work. Our analysis of her performance in the science section revealed that she is not always watching the graphs and data tables closely to see what is being measured, so she is occasionally consulting the wrong information to answer a question. I encouraged her to circle such information and/or star it so that she can avoid such errors. We also reviewed her essay, which was very well reasoned and argued but not expansive enough to earn a top score on the ACT. I explained to her the differences between the expectations for the SAT essay and those for the ACT, then assigned her a complete essay for which she is to try the new approach."
"We covered ACT Writing again. The student continues to do well on the practice tests and gets 75-85% of all the questions right. His strategy seems very sound and he has been implementing all the tips I have given him. I have no concerns."
"We covered main point questions. The student needed help with putting the main point into his own words. He was respectful and attentive. We talked about strategies when you don't know the meaning of a word. He is improving in punctuation."
"We covered part of an ACT English section. I talked about several strategies for the ACT English, including identifying the type of question, reading the questions about the passage as a whole before beginning, and spotting keywords for questions that ask you to find where a sentence would best fit into a passage."