Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered basic SAT strategy (only allotting about a minute to do most problems, using Process of Elimination to eliminate at least two answer choices for a problem you're unsure of and then making an educated guess because statistically it will improve your score) and sentence completion strategies (using POE to eliminate two answer choices, being careful with two-blank questions by checking that BOTH words work in both blanks, making sure to carefully read ALL of the sentence so you pick up on clues both obvious and subtle as well as clues that reverse the meaning of the missing word, being careful of two-blank questions where three answer choices have one word that seems to work very well for one blank because it's a trap for more advanced test takers, how to look for commonly used Greek or Latin prefixes such as "eu"="good", e.g. euphemism, eulogy, euphoria; because they can help you suss out the meaning of a word you're unsure of). I asked the student to do about 1 hour of sentence completion homework for next time (and reminding her to take the number of questions per page and divide by two to get the amount of time in minutes that she would have on the SAT to do them)."
"The first session with the student was spent tying up loose ends from her previous tutor, figuring out where she was with the studying process, and ultimately using a reviewer that she had. We spent the first hour on the passage-based critical reading questions, as she claims that is her least favorite/weakness. I realized that she does not read entire passages, and in turn, misses quite a few questions. All the Math questions were administered under a timed setting, to help her adjust to the time restraints of the actual test. Progress will be noted in the future."
"ACT Math section - Struggles: Formulas, Starting place, coordinate geometry, trigonometry Left with: Practice tests, worksheets on specific topics of concern"