Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I had another very good session. She has improved a good deal on her reading comprehension and skills for the multiple choice in the grammar section."
"We covered verbal and math strategy. We talked about the importance of vocabulary and developed a study strategy for learning vocab. We also worked on a math diagnostic test. The student is going to do a full length diagnostic test and we will analyze the results next class period."
"The student and I worked more on grammar, reading comprehension and math. He's picking up and implementing the techniques we've talked about."
"Today the student and I began our SAT review by doing several sections of the test to get a sense of his strengths and weaknesses. He did 2 reading passages, 2 writing passages, and the entirety of the non-calc math section. We talked through some basic strategies for each section and then he worked through each of them under timed conditions. His timing was excellent on the reading passages; he finished with one minute to spare on each. He says he gets thrown off by the rhetorical skills questions, so we will be sure to practice this skill. We finished with a math section, which he had told me was his weakest area. We will be sure to focus a lot of attention on math skills and strategies in our future sessions."
"Today the student and I began working with parabolic functions and their related graphs. We covered how the variable in each function form affects the shape of its graph. She then completed practice problems that involved finding the vertex of parabolic functions. She then applied these skills to SAT questions in her workbook."
"Today the student and I continued grading the SAT that we began grading last time. She would have gotten a total score very close to her goal! We specifically reviewed radians and the unit circle, and will continue reviewing those in the future, as well as formulas for arcs and sectors of a circle. At our next session, we will go over her most recent SAT practice test."