Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"For the session we reviewed some trigonometry and then spent some time on the science section. I emphasized how one was supposed to try and find a pattern while looking through the data before going to the questions to save some time and get an overall picture of the information. She's taken chemistry before so that made the reaction problems more manageable."
"We went over ACT reading and ACT science. We went over a practice test in ACT science. The student actually scored really well in the section (31), and we went over the incorrect answers. Then, we went over a Reading section and the student scored 32. The student is improving in both sections."
"The student scored a 14 on her practice English test, which is a bit lower than last time, so we did a lot of English exercises today (subject-verb agreement, nouns and pronouns, run-on sentences, sentence fragments, misplaced modifiers, and parallelism). We also did some reading and science. Her practice essays were better in length."
"The student and I started today's session with 30 math problems -- of which she answered 28 correct. We continued to the science section were, when given two passages to do herself, she scored in the mid 90's percentile. Considerable improvement has been shown on her part. For homework, I assigned 15 math problems and 1 science passage."
"The student is consistently scoring around a 29 and 30 on ACT simulation tests. I would like her to practice more often before the real test to get her confidently over the 30 mark, which would automatically grant her admission to the university she chose. Today, we reviewed her simulation test 4 from last week as well as completed some math problems. For homework, the student should complete the math practice test, English test, and an essay."
"Today the student and I went over the English, reading, and math portions of the ACT. I left the student with a couple of websites that had practice ACT questions for each topic. At the end of the session the student had successfully completed problems involving systems of equations, trigonometric functions, and we had completed a reading section, English section, and math section of a practice test."
"The student and I did a practice science section, graded it, and discussed the questions he missed. We then moved on to each section and went through sample problems while talking about what each section entails and some of the tips and tricks he can use to be more efficient while taking it."
"We looked at the practice test I gave the student. She did well, scoring a 28 composite and only missing 2 points on English. I helped her on many of the math questions she missed. We looked at ways she can speed up her tests. I sent her a couple videos to help out with the issues she was having as well as another practice test."
"This was mine and the student's first online session, so we picked up where we left off in the assessment test guide. We are working on practice test 3, and we decided to focus on a math section this time. I think that the more practice she gets using the strategies we have gone over, she more confident she will be with the section. Before she began working on the section, we went back over the strategies we had discussed and worked through some of the most difficult problems together."
"The student and I decided to continue working on the math section for this lesson. We reviewed some of the material from last time, notably geometric and arithmetic sequences, and then worked on some new questions. We discussed how to approach geometry based problems and encountered some opportunities to use what we talked about last time in regards to calculator skills. The student seems to quickly grasp the material we cover that she is originally unsure of but it is important that she makes sure she can work problems that gave her trouble on her own. I've tried to stress this, but it is up to her to put that into action."
"The student and I covered math, again focusing on the most challenging questions. We talked about backsolving, choosing numbers, and checking work. For reading, we talked about what to underline and practiced that strategy. He needs to work slightly faster on this section, and has timed practice for homework. His accuracy for the science section is improving, and he just needs to speed up slightly on this section. We reviewed expectations and prewriting for the essay, will cover more on Tuesday. We plan to have him work through an entire test over the course of next week so that he can get a sense of pacing."
"Today, we continued to work on grammar concepts. The student is still having lingering problems with comma placement, so we went over the rules. More importantly, we identified that he tends to overuse commas unnecessarily, so when in doubt, he should omit the comma. He has put in a strong effort, and he's right where he needs to be to reach his goals as long as he brings his game for the test. We also talked over his essay, and while he did fine on it, he now knows how to approach the whole essay better, especially the conclusion."