Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During our first session, the student and I took some time to go over her previous score report and discuss areas that she felt she needed some more review and how she prepared to take the college entrance exam in the past. She was able to give me insight into strategies she used previously as well as which ones she felt like she needed work on or was not comfortable with when she took the exam last. We also went over the basics of the exam, reviewing the test format, question types, timing, etc. In general, she seems to have a good grasp of the exam format and what to expect in terms of the test day environment. We also started working on the English section, focusing on usage/mechanics in particular. We went through examples and reviewed some of the mechanics and usage content, and then worked on practice passages (and reviewed correct and incorrect answers) to develop a strategy for approaching certain question types. I gave her passages to do on her own before our next meeting at the end of the session."
"The student had done two practice English sections. We spent the duration of our time only going through those two sections. For next time, she will do another English section for homework as well as two math sections."
"The student and I began today's session by going over the practice test she had completed after our last session. We went over her English test first, paying special attention to the theoretical skills questions. She had taken two English practice tests prior. I walked her through the logic of each question, explaining in detail what the question was designed to test and how to approach similar questions. We then moved on to the math section, focusing especially on the last half of the section. With each question, I identified what skills the question was testing, what information was needed in order to answer the question, what information was given, and the correct technique to apply in each case in order to get from the given information to the need information. I also reviewed some core math concepts, such as added mixed fractions and calculating percentages, when a pertinent question provided an opportunity to discuss them. I encouraged her to continue completing practice question sets in between our meetings, stressing the importance of applying the techniques and strategies I have explained while she works on her own."