Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered about 15 problems covering several reading passages. We are going to take a practice test this week, hopefully, to see how well he does and what we need to help him with further. He is supposed to do one vocabulary list a day this summer."
"We planned out a schedule for SAT review. We reviewed the basic structure of the exam and completed the chapter on sentence completion. Before our next session the students will complete the first practice exam and fill out their answers online."
"During today's session, we worked on the critical reading and multiple choice writing sections. On the critical reading section, the student did very well on the sentence completion questions and the passage-based reading questions. He did have trouble comprehending parts of two comparative reading passages. As we parsed certain lines and answered the related questions, I observed that he introduced outside assumptions in order to justify his rationale in choosing an incorrect answer choice. I advised that, for the reading comprehension, he should use the passage as the sole piece of evidence in answering questions. We subsequently worked on a packet of sentence completion questions. This packet contained a good assortment of advanced vocabulary. At the end of our session, I asked him to complete a 10-minute multiple choice writing section. He did very well, only missing one question. Prior to our next session, I have asked him to complete an essay per the prompt I provided for him today."