Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today's session focused on Verbal and Math skills in preparation for the SSAT Middle-Level test. The student was successful at 80% mastery on Verbal (synonyms) out of 40 questions. She got 6 out of 6 on the Probability Practice Test (100%). She was engaged and motivated throughout the session. Overall, it was a great session. Independent practice with Verbal skills is strongly encouraged prior to our next scheduled session on Tuesday."
"Today was our first meeting. We covered integration by substitution and by parts. We discussed when to choose each method and practiced the details of the notation for each method. She struggled at first with deciding which method to use, but after a little practice, she gained a lot of confidence. We will continue to practice including all the details as we integrate such as dx's at the end of integrals, +C's at the end of antiderivatives and adjusting the limits of integration when doing a definite integral by substitution."
"We worked on Math (Quantitative Comparisons) strategies and focused on the answer choice D, comparing not calculation, filling in numbers tips; then, we worked on Verbal (Text Completion) strategies and saw much improvement from last week. We then worked on the argument essay prompts and practiced locating the central argument, the author's evidence, crafting our own thesis and presenting new evidence, and, finally, how to evaluate evidence. Much improvement from last time, high motivation, and keeping up with daily practice! Great job!"
"The student and I talked about singing with emotion, and how different moods in different songs can be conveyed by changing our voice. We used colors to talk about this."
"We went over chemistry and physics in the ACT Science section. The student initially struggled with applying some of the chemistry and physics information to the questions, but got the hang of the more difficult questions by reading more carefully into the passages."
"We went over vector addition in depth, and then briefly covered the beginning of the kinematic equations. We will discuss various kinematics on our next meeting on Monday. By the end of the session, her vector addition was top notch."